The San Mateo Daily Journal published an editorial this week that blasts the San Bruno Park School District's parcel tax and urges voters not to support it at the polls.
The editorial said Measure G, the $199 parcel tax that aims to raise about $2 million a year for five years, is full of well intentions because of the parents and school leaders who asked for a better way to fund their schools after last year's debacle over the school closure talks.
But the paper said the school district suffers from poor leadership and communication, which the Daily Journal said needs to be fixed before any other ballot measure is passed:
There is always a temptation to simply throw support behind the measure because the community’s children may suffer by the effects of its failure. After all, does anyone really want to talk about a shortened school year and up to three school closures? However, the district’s current leadership has placed itself in this situation and forced much of the heavy lifting onto the backs of well-intended and sincere parent volunteers who are left worrying about the worst-case scenario after scrambling this year to save their respective schools.