School board president comments on Measure E

Rowland Unified School Board President Robert Hidalgo commented on the failure of the

the Measure E Parcel Tax  tjat would have provided $2.5 million annually to prevent cuts and
restore programs.

had created a restoration list in the event that it passed so we could
restore our programs cherished by parents and community members,”
School Board President Robert Hidalgo said. “We also created a deeper
cut list in the event that it did not. All it means is we will revisit
that deeper cut list and make some more difficult decisions.”

Election returns show 52 percent of residents voted in
favor of the tax, while 48 percent voted against it, according to the
Los Angeles County Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk.

It required two-thirds to pass.

The School Board will now reassess its budget at a special meeting scheduled for July 7.

If approved
the measure would have assessed an annual parcel tax of $120 per home
in district boundaries for the next five years.