School tax loses by 25 votes

Measure A seen as referendum on District of Choice

The May 2 election to renew a school tax in Oak Park has lost, leaving teacher jobs, salaries and class sizes at the eastern Ventura County school district in jeopardy, a top administrator said.
Measure A, an eight-year extension of an existing $197-per-year parcel tax on Oak Park properties, received 1,944 votes in favor and 1,009 against, just 25 votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to pass.
“I’m sorry that Measure A did not pass and I know the (school) board, the staff and famil...

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