Piedmont Unified School District Superintendent Constance Hubbard has issued a correction to statements made by proponents of Measure A, the school parcel tax, at a recent League of Women Voters of Piedmont forum, according to an article on the Piedmont Civic Association website.
Hubbard says the sale of a school property in San Marino was not related to increased requests for senior exemptions to that school district's parcel tax, the PCA reports.
A pro-Measure A speaker at the LVW forum said, "San Marino, they have a senior exemption and in the last four years have seen an 800% increase in participation in the senior exemption. As a result the school district in San Marino has had to sell a school that they previously leased and were earning millions of dollars of rents on. They had to sell the school for $6 million and now they’re burning through the money,” according to the PCA report.
Information on both the school sale and the increase in senior exemptions was incorrect, Hubbard's statement says.