Since 1992, local voters in Novato have generously supported a parcel tax that has provided stable, local funding to maintain quality education at our local schools. In 1997, 2005, 2009, and 2014, local voters overwhelmingly voted to continue this measure.  NUSD’s Parcel Tax provides $4.15 million per year in stable, local funding and has helped our schools weather fluctuations in the economy and in state funding.

All Parcel Tax funds stay in Novato schools under local control. Nothing can be taken by the State, and no funds can be used for administrative salaries. The purpose of the Parcel Tax is to fund the following specific types of programs and services.

  • Attract and retain high-quality teachers and school employees
  • Avoid significant increases in class size in all grades
  • Keep secondary school counselors
  • Maintain athletic programs, including funding all athletic coaches, equipment safety refurbishment, and officials fees
  • Maintain music and performing arts programs for 1st through 12th grades, providing a well-rounded education for Novato kids
  • Provide library support, including all site library techs, software, and library programs in the district

Where do your parcel tax dollars go?

  • The current parcel tax is $251, and has not increased since 2009
  • In 2017-18, your parcel tax dollars funded 43.5 full-time employees and 88 athletic coaching positions
  • Revenue has decreased by $325,000 over the last 10 years due to increased senior exemptions

PARCEL TAX CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

The Parcel Tax Oversight Committee was formed to ensure that tax proceeds are spent for their authorized purposes, and to report annually to the Board of Trustees and the public regarding expenditure of such funds.

The committee is comprised of local community members representing the PTA, Parents,  the Business Community, and the Community at large. The committee meets once to twice a year and presents their annual report to the Board of Trustees and the public yearly. Currently there are vacancies on this vital committee; if you are interested in participating, or simply have questions about the Novato school parcel tax, please call the NUSD Business Office at (415) 897-4298 or complete the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Application and submit to the Business Office.

Since 1992, local voters in Novato have generously supported a parcel tax that has provided stable, local funding to maintain quality education at our local schools. In 1997, 2005, 2009, and 2014, local voters overwhelmingly voted to continue this measure.  NUSD’s Parcel Tax provides $4.15 million per year in stable, local funding and has helped our schools weather fluctuations in the economy and in state funding.

All Parcel Tax funds stay in Novato schools under local control. Nothing can be taken by the State, and no funds can be used for administrative salaries. The purpose of the Parcel Tax is to fund the following specific types of programs and services.

  • Attract and retain high-quality teachers and school employees
  • Avoid significant increases in class size in all grades
  • Keep secondary school counselors
  • Maintain athletic programs, including funding all athletic coaches, equipment safety refurbishment, and officials fees
  • Maintain music and performing arts programs for 1st through 12th grades, providing a well-rounded education for Novato kids
  • Provide library support, including all site library techs, software, and library programs in the district

Where do your parcel tax dollars go?

  • The current parcel tax is $251, and has not increased since 2009
  • In 2017-18, your parcel tax dollars funded 43.5 full-time employees and 88 athletic coaching positions
  • Revenue has decreased by $325,000 over the last 10 years due to increased senior exemptions

The Parcel Tax Oversight Committee was formed to ensure that tax proceeds are spent for their authorized purposes, and to report annually to the Board of Trustees and the public regarding expenditure of such funds.

The committee is comprised of local community members representing the PTA, Parents,  the Business Community, and the Community at large. The committee meets once to twice a year and presents their annual report to the Board of Trustees and the public yearly. Currently there are vacancies on this vital committee; if you are interested in participating, or simply have questions about the Novato school parcel tax, please call the NUSD Business Office at (415) 897-4298 or complete the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Application and submit to the Business Office.