While some predicted MPUSD residents would not be willing to spend more money on its schools so soon after approving a bond measure, results from a recent poll conducted on behalf of the district say otherwise.
Results from a poll conducted by EMC Research on behalf of MPUSD show that 70 to 75 percent of potential voters are willing to vote for a parcel tax of at least $72 a year to improve schools. The result is similar to those found two years ago, before voters overwhelmingly approve a bond measure. Trustees heard a presentation about poll results at their meeting Monday.
These results are fascinating and they serve to prove one of my theories: the noise is distracting. While there's a lot of noise coming from MPUSD, that only tells a portion of the story. The real story is a lot more nuanced.
More on the parcel tax tomorrow on the printed edition of the paper.