The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley endorses Measure A, a ballot measure from the Moraga School District asking for a parcel tax of $225 in Moraga, in support of small class sizes, offsetting state budget cuts, attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers, and financing up-to-date technology, text books, and support services for Moraga’s K-8 schools. Measure A includes a Citizens’ Oversight Committee and an exemption for low income seniors. All funds must be spent locally, and a 2/3rd majority is required.
Moraga schools face increasing teacher salary increases and utility costs, in addition to severe cut backs in state funding. The League has a 92 year history of strong support for public education and adequate funding. We endorse this effort to stabilize adequate funding for Moraga schools, and also strongly recommend increased and reliable funding from the state of California. Ballots must be received by May 6th, either by mail or dropped off at the Moraga Public Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. We urge your “Yes” vote.
Lee Helena Lawrence
President, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley