In 33 out of 50 states, the property tax generates at least 95 percentof local tax revenues for schools. Even so, the property tax has manyalternatives. Local sales and income taxes, user fees, and a host of othertaxes provide additional funds to school districts in many states, and theirexperiences shed light on potential sources of local funding for Californiaschools. This essay describes these alternatives, how they are structuredand administered, and how they might be used in California.
Local revenue options for K-12 education
Year of Publication:2001
Editor/s:In J. Sonstelie & P. Richardson (Eds.)
Publication:School Finance and California's Master Plan for Education
(2001). Local revenue options for K-12 education. In J. Sonstelie & P. Richardson (Eds.), School Finance and California's Master Plan for Education.