The development of a teacher salary parcel tax: The quality teacher and education act in San Francisco

Authors
Susanna Loeb,
Heather J. Hough
Year of publication
2009
Publication
Policy Analysis for California Education
In June 2008, the voters of San Fran-cisco, with a 69.8 percent majority, approved a parcel tax authorizing San Francisco Uniἀed School District (SFUSD) to collect $198 per parcel of taxable property annually for 20 years. Ḁese revenues add up to over $500 per student per year1 and will be used to fund a general increase in teacher salaries, as well as a number of changes in teacher compensation and support for school improvement initiatives, such as technology and charter schools. Figure 1 shows the ἀnal break-down of the funding provided through Proposition A of 2008, also called the Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA).

Suggested Citation:

Loeb, S., & Hough, H.J. (2009). The development of a teacher salary parcel tax: The quality teacher and education act in San Francisco. Policy Analysis for California Education