Coming To Aid Ojai Schools

By Sondra Murphy

Like others in this community who voted in favor of Measure P in November, Sara Beeby was disappointed by its failure. The measure, also known as the parcel tax, sought to garner $89 annually for seven years from parcels in the Ojai Unified School District boundaries for the financially struggling district. A two-thirds majority fell less than 1 percent shy of the 66.67-percent margin needed for the measure to have passed, or just 77 votes. Tim Baird, OUSD superintendent, estimated the measure could have generated about $600,000 per year during its seven-year span.  But 7,140 people voted in favor of the measure and those are the ones Beeby is challenging to put their money where their votes are. Beeby is urging everyone who supported the parcel tax to send a donation to OUSD. “Any amount is acceptable and most appreciated,” said Beeby. If each person who voted in support of Measure P sent OUSD $89, it would total more than $635,000. Beeby expected that

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