Fewer districts than in past presidential elections bet that voters would approve a tax increase during a pandemic and a recession.
School districts have turned to parcel taxes in recent years to raise money for school programs, class-size reduction and teacher salaries.
An increase in mandated costs has frustrated voters in Marin County, where passing school parcel taxes had been a safe bet until 2016.
Only about 1 in 8 districts in California have ever passed a parcel tax. Most of those districts don't have much in common with LAUSD.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and the L.A. County Business Federation criticize the district in their ballot statement and plan a $4 million campaign to defeat Measure EE on June 4 ballot.
Voters approved about 80 percent of 112 school facility bonds and 8 of 13 parcel but a lot of votes remain to be counted.
By approving local bonds, districts will be eligible for matching money from $9 billion state bond under Prop 51.