School Donation Campaign Renewed

By Sondra Murphy

In the wake of Measure P’s narrow defeat, Sara Beeby issued a challenge to all supporters of the parcel tax effort to send in a donation anyway.A two-thirds majority fell less than 1 percent shy of the 66.67-percent margin needed for the measure to have passed in November, or just 77 votes.Ojai Unified School District Superintendent Tim Baird estimated the measure could have generated about $600,000 per year during its seven-year span. Instead, the school district sent out 60 layoff notices to teachers this month.It is the 7,140 people who voted in favor of the measure that Beeby is challenging to put their money where their votes are. Beeby and husband, Bob, sent their donation in December. Beeby said that any donation

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