Everett Middle School PTSA and 2nd District PTA Invite YOU to...
Education Funding 101 – From Taxes to Textbooks & Teachers
Thursday, April 21st 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Everett Middle School
450 Church Street at 16thStreet
Open to all families and friends supporting public education - members of PTAs or PTOs or not.
Parking Available On Site
J Church Stop One Block from Everett Middle School
Spanish and Cantonese interpretation and childcare provided.
How do property taxes make their way from San Francisco to the State and back to SFUSD?
Why is California still one of the lowest funding states in the nation in per capita spending for public education?
What can parents do to become more involved in decisions on how that money is spent?
Join us for a facilitated discussion with leaders in this field including:
Carmen Chu, San Francisco County Assessor-Recorder. Carmen was elected as Assessor-Recorder in 2013, her office generates over $2 billion dollars in property tax revenue annually. From 2008 to 2013 she served as the District 4 County Supervisor representing Parkside/Sunset neighborhoods and chaired the Budget and Finance Committee from 2011-2013.
Cathy Mulkey Meyer, President of the 2nd District PTA (SFPTA). Cathy serves on the Community Concerns Commission for the California State PTA, advocating for increased funding to restore public schools serving a broad spectrum of students through family engagement, reduced class size, and well supported teachers. In 2014 Cathy was appointed to serve as Secretary of the Prop A Quality Teacher Education Act oversight committee. The $194 assessed per parcel raises over $30 million dollars annually supporting; SFUSD teacher retention, professional development, impact and innovation grants, and technology.
Phil Ting, Chair of the California State Assembly Budget Committee. Phil serves as Assembly member for the 19th District, representing the Western and Southern neighborhoods of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo County. In 2014 Phil Ting lead the effort to change how K-12 schools are funded, co-authoring the most significant public school funding legislation passed in the last 40 years; the Local Control Funding Formula.