South Pasadena voters on Tuesday passed a parcel tax that will generate approximately $2.3 million annually for the school district, saving about 30 teachers from getting pink slips this year, officials say.
The Measure S extension, passed with about 73% of the vote, increases the current $288 annual parcel tax to $386 for the next four years. The anticipated revenue is approximately $300,000 more than the current parcel tax.
"I feel confident that this is a decisive victory and a decisive statement of support for our schools," Supt. Joel Shapiro said in an email Wednesday. "We will be making decisions over the next few months regarding specific positions that will be supported by the parcel tax as we move forward."