On November 4, 2008, voters approved a special Parcel Tax assessment of $72 per parcel for nine years. These funds will help:
Maintain and expand reading, counseling and tutoring programs for at-risk students
Maintain small class sizes in kindergarten through third grade
Improve math, science and literacy instruction
Retain and attract qualified teachers
The Parcel Tax is assessed against each parcel of taxable land within the FMSD boundaries. A parcel is defined as any unit of land in the District that now receives a separate tax bill from the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office. Read the Resolution Calling an Election for Voter Approval of an Education Parcel Tax.
Exemption from the FMSD Parcel Tax is available to all senior citizens 65 years or older who live in the Franklin-McKinley School District and reside in their home. Click here for the 2017-2018 Senior Exemption Form.
Senior homeowners may be exempted on an annual basis upon application to the District. To qualify, a homeowner must be 65 years of age or older and be the owner-occupant of the property.
A senior applying for an exemption needs to bring proof of residence to the Business Services Department at the District Service Center and fill out the Senior Citizen Exemption Form every year (available in March each new year). You can refer to the Senior Citizen Information Sheet to answer many of your questions.
The contiguous parcel exemption allows a property owner to combine adjacent parcels (parcels that share a common border) into one taxable unit. These combined parcels must also have the same primary purpose (i.e., a residence, a business, vacant land, etc.). Property owners need to complete the Application for Contiguous Parcel Exemption and bring the form to the Business Services Department.
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