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Oakland Unified School District

Measure G Information

Measure G Information

On February 5, 2008, Oakland voters approved the “Oakland Unified School District 2008 Education Parcel Tax Measure, more commonly known as “Measure G”, in the amount of $195 per parcel. Measure G, a continuation of "Measure E", which was first adopted in March 2, 200, was converted into a permanent parcel tax effective July 1, 2009.

The purposes of Measure G is:

  • Attract and retain highly qualified teachers
  • Maintain courses that help students qualify for college
  • Maintain up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials
  • Keep class sizes small
  • Continue after-school academic programs
  • Maintain school libraries
  • Provide programs, including arts and music, that enhance student achievement

Measure G money may not be spent on the salaries of central office administrators and expenditures will be monitored by an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to ensure that proceeds of the tax are spent only for the purposes named in the measure. Measure “G” also provides exemptions for low-income taxpayers.

An exemption is authorized for owner‐occupied single­‐family residential units if the combined family income (from all sources from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014) is at or below the income level qualifying as “very low income” for a family of such size under section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act (42 U.S.C.A, 1437 et seq.). Eligible owners must apply for the exemption each year.