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Tax on Ballot for Pleasant Ridge School District

Pleasant Ridge School District  is preparing to ask registered  voters in the south county   to approve a temporary special tax for schools which will appear as Measure K  on the November 6th ballot.  Britta Skavdahl is the Superintendent of the district which includes 1,400 students at Cottage Hill and  Alta Sierra Elementary,  and Magnolia Intermediate schools.  She says the district has made $2 million dollars in reductions  over the last  couple of years but there is no more room to cut.
click to hear Britta Skavdahl
Skavdahl says the special tax is needed to keep class size small and programs like music, band, arts, and sports,  that enriches and help students. she says Measure K funds will spell out limits on how funds can be spent.
click to hear Britta Skavdahl
Measure K will require a two thirds vote for passage. If approved the  $92 per year special tax would remain in effect for 5 years .

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