WATCH: Glendale PTA Rallies for Proposition 38

Glendale Unified School District Board of Education members announced they support Proposition 38. Parents, teachers and students rallied behind the proposition Wednesday at Verdugo Park.

Glendale PTA members and parents hosted a rally in support of Proposition 38 on Wednesday at Verdugo Park. 

Glendale Unified School District could receive more than $25 million for Glendale schools during the 2013-2014 school year if Californians vote yes on Proposition 38, Sandy Russell, a Mountain Avenue Elementary School parent and President of Glendale Council PTA, told Patch. 

"We need to educate our children because they are our future. Without educating them properly we lose jobs," Russell said. 

Propositions 30 and 38 on the November ballot both seek to send more money to the state’s public schools by tax increases. 

Deciphering Prop. 30 vs. 38

Proposition 30 would create temporary increases in sales tax and personal income tax, mainly to pay for education programs, according to easyvoterguide.org. The sales tax would go up by 1/4 cent or .25 percent for four years. For seven years, income taxes would be higher for people who earn a taxable income higher than $250,000 and couples filing jointly with more than $500,000 of taxable income each year. 

Proposition 38 would increase personal income tax rates on all but the lowest income tax bracket. Tax rates would increase by .4 percent up to 2.2 percent depending on income tax bracket. The highest income tax bracket would be at 11.5 percent and the entire increase would end in 2024. Initially, 60 percent of the increased revenues would go to schools, 10 percent to early childhood programs, and 30 percent to state debt payments. For the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, a higher share could be used for state debt payments, and after that, roughly 85 percent of the funds would go to schools and roughly 15 percent would go to early childhood programs.  

Learn more about the propositions here

Glendale Unified School District Board of Education announced Tuesday that they would support Proposition 38, Russell said. 

The Los Angeles Times wrote in favor of Proposition 30, but not 38.

"Proposition 30, Brown's proposal for a temporary increase in income and sales taxes, would fill that hole. Proposition 38, a proposed income tax hike backed by civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California PTA, would not. The Times urges a yes vote on Proposition 30."

Patch Asks: Where do you stand on Prop 30 and 38? What will you vote for or against? 

Steve October 22, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I'm voting no on 30 and no on 38. Over the past few decades, gullible Californians have approved several bonds and tax hikes, as well as a state lottery, all of which were supposed to provide money "for the children." The children see very little of that money. If the state would lower the outrageous salaries of the deans and chancellors and administrators, require teachers to contribute more to their own pensions, and quit providing taxpayer-funded education to the children of illegal immigrants, the schools would have all the money they need. Regardless, if both these tax measures are defeated, the state will magically "find" more money elsewhere. The teachers' unions will make sure of that!


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