FAIRFIELD — A request for firms to study a parcel tax in the Fairfield-Suisun School District won support Thursday from trustees who were told such a study is expected to cost between $20,000 to $30,000.
Kelly Morgan, assistant superintendent for business services, said she’ll return in about a month and recommend to trustees whether to move forward with a firm to review a possible parcel tax on land within the district’s boundaries. The firm would study the funds proposed to be raised through a tax that would go before voters, Morgan said.
No details involving such a tax were discussed Thursday.
Perry Polk, president of the board of trustees, said at an Aug. 22 study session that the district remains in a deep financial hole.
“This is not an unusual thing for school districts to have,” he said Thursday of a parcel tax. “The community wants us to restore some things we have lost.”
The school district’s new superintendent, Kris Corey, said such a tax can be for anything.
‘It could be for athletics,” she said. “It could be for facilities.”
Morgan agreed. ”Whatever the voters will approve – you can put into a parcel tax,” she said.
Two-thirds voter approval is required for school districts to tax parcels.
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