Voters reject Oak Park school tax

Measure A loses by 25 votes

The mail-in ballot to renew a school tax in Oak Park lost by 25 votes, 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 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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