A five-year tax on parcels in the Cabrillo Unified School District was approved Tuesday.
Measure E will collect $150 per parcel for the next five years to support efforts to increase student achievement and test scores in math, science, reading and writing.
Cabrillo is facing a $2.5 million budget shortfall for the 2010-11 school year. The money raised by the parcel tax will help district officials protect and retain small class sizes and qualified teachers. Also, the district will receive new technology.
The tax will ensure the money will stay within in the district and cannot be taken by the state. No funds from the tax will go toward administrative salaries.