Districts signed agreements before reopening campuses that included everything from retroactive raises and bonuses to ongoing salary increases.
One week after the March 3 election, Proposition 13 remains behind 46 to 54 percent, which appears too big a gap to make up.
Several factors — confusion with a more famous 13, tax fatigue, anxiety over the stock market — may have led to the measure’s likely defeat.
Backers and opponents of a $15 billion K-12 and college construction bond are wondering if association with infamous Prop. 13 will affect the vote.
“Split-roll” proposal would raise billions for schools and local governments by increasing property taxes on businesses.
That's the recommendation of Rick Simpson, the Assembly's retired expert on school finance.