Parcel Tax/Measure B

Mountain View Whisman School District depends upon locally generated revenue to supplement state and federal education funding. In our District, this  constitutes nearly a quarter of our total revenue.

One of the largest sources of this local revenue is our Parcel Tax, which generated annually approximately $2.8 million for the District. Our local Parcel Tax was approved in 2017 as Measure B to maintain the high quality of our neighborhood schools. Parcel tax revenue funds programs that the District would not otherwise have been able to provide. The parcel tax revenue provided essential funding in the past for items such as the following:

* Provide academic support at every elementary school for English language learners and those students having difficulty with the basics like reading, writing or math
* Support programs focused on 21st-century skills like science, engineering and computer science
* Maintain up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials
* Offer competitive compensation so the best teachers can continue to live and work in this expensive area.

We want to express our continuing gratitude to those MVWSD residents who supported the Parcel Tax and to those property owners who provide such an essential resource for our students.

Parcel Tax Documents

Parcel Tax Exemptions

An exemption from the proposed tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:
* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;
* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or
* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250 percent of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States

Click here for the exemption form

Exemption Renewal
Any homeowner already exempt from the District's parcel taxes does not need to reapply for an exemption every year. 

Seniors
Home owners of 65 or older are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence.  Seniors must be, or turn, 65 years of age by June 30, prior to the property tax year for which they are requesting an exemption.  For example, if a senior is applying for an exemption for property tax year 2017-2018, he/she must be, or turn, 65 years of age by June 30, 2017. Click here to download the exemption application form.

For questions about parcel tax exemptions, please email MVWSD.

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