Superintendent Deasy Asks Board to Delay Parcel Tax Initiative Until After November 2012 Election

LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2012) - Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy today asked the Board of Education to vote to postpone the District’s proposed parcel tax until after November 2012.  The Board is expected to decide next week on the Superintendent’s recommendation.


The Superintendent said the state’s latest budget numbers, which were worse than anticipated, makes it essential that voters focus on two state ballot measures slated for November to help California’s schools survive the ongoing crisis in public education.  The Superintendent suggested that having a third funding initiative on the ballot could detract from this effort. 


“We run a risk of having too many measures before the public,” he said.


The Superintendent added that should the governor’s initiative fail, new and catastrophic cuts will be directed at public schools.