What is the difference between a Proposition 39 school bond measure and a parcel tax?

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A parcel tax is a flat assessment on each parcel of land. Unlike school bond measures, which can only be used to fund school facility and technology improvements, parcel tax revenues are used to fund programs and services. A parcel tax measure requires two-thirds (66.7%) approval from registered voters who vote in the election where the parcel tax measure appears on the ballot. A Proposition 39 school bond requires 55%, plus one additional vote, to pass. No revenue generated by a local bond can be taken away by the State. All revenue stays local to benefit our local schools and students.