Livermore passed a parcel tax measure in November 2004 at $120/parcel beginning July 2005. That parcel tax was renewed in November of 2008 for an additional five years with a slight increase. The purpose of the parcel tax was the following:
Attract and retain quality teachers
Maintain small classes
Provide college and job/career preparation classes
Maintain art/music/foreign language programs
Provide computers, infrastructure and instructional technology upgrades
Continue elementary science programs
Maintain high school counselors
If you check the Livermore School District website, www.livermoreschools.com and click on the Budget/Finance Info box, you will see that CSR, which the Livermore community ranked as its number one priority, is on the list of possible reductions.
The first parcel tax was scheduled to be only for five years. It's now going to extend to ten years. It has not guaranteed that class size reduction will continue.