San Bruno parents have been busy collecting signatures for the that aims to raise more than $10 billion a year for California schools.
The tax initiative, called "Our Children, Our Future," which is being sponsored by Southern California civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California State PTA, proposes to raise income taxes on a sliding scale for 12 years on people who make more than $25,000 a year.
It also is being touted as a better alternative to the "millionaires tax" that was proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and has the backing of the California Federation of Teachers.
The parents here, including San Bruno Park schools trustee Jennifer Blanco, are trying to get 200 signatures to help reach the statewide goal of 800,000 signatures in order to get the Our Children, Our Future initiative on the November ballot.
So just how much would each San Bruno school get if the measure passed? The Our Children, Our Future campaign has a calculator on its website that gives people a chance to find out the funding amount. For example, San Bruno Park School District would supposedly get $2,255,504 in the 2013-14 school year if the initiative passed.
Here is a breakdown of how much each school would receive in the 2013-14 school year, according to the website.School Amount
Allen$310,962 Belle Air $426,283 Crestmoor $169,355 El Crystal $214,709 John Muir $281,102 Portola
$212,689Rollingwood $201,527 Parkside $438,877 Capuchino $1,130,544
For more information about the Our Children, Our Future initiative, visit ourchildrenourfuture2012.com.
Correction: This story incorrectly stated that the tax initiative supported by PTAs across the state was called Our Schools, Our Future. The initiative is called Our Children, Our Future.