Live Election Results: Measure H

Patch will have up-to-the-minute election results for Measure H.

This article was updated Wednesday, June 6 at 12:48 a.m.

Union City and south Hayward residents will vote today to determine the fate of , a New Haven Unified School District parcel tax.

The tax will “support high-quality local elementary, middle and high school education, to prepare students for college and careers with outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math and science, with highly qualified teachers and classified staff,” according to the ballot statement.

The measure requires a two-thirds majority to pass.

If passed, property owners would be taxed $180 per parcel for a period of four years, beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2016. The measure is expected to raise $3 million for the school district each year, according to the ballot statement.


Check throughout the night for updated results and reaction.

Unofficial Results (Updated 12:48 a.m., 36 of 36 precincts reporting)

Total Votes Percentage Yes 4,453 62.29 No 2,696 37.71 Unofficial results from the Alameda County website.

Tim June 06, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Do we know what percentage of precincts this represents? The County ROV site doesn't say.
Zoneil Maharaj June 06, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I believe these are just early absentee returns, since zero precincts have reported.
Tim June 06, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I assumed it was just the mail in results. Thanks Zoneil!
Zoneil Maharaj June 06, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Three of the 36 precincts have now reported, according to ROV. We've updated the figures, though it's only a slight change in figures for now.
John smith June 06, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Excellent results! NHUSD has to live within its means! Also, I will support this type of measure only when teachers and counselors become 12-month employees like people in the real world. It's outrageous that our educational system reflects pre-industrial society, where children could not attend school during the summer because their families needed their help on the farm. It's a shame that NHUSD teacher salaries reflect what most people would consider 12-month salaries, when they only work 9 months out of the year. Check out the salaries for certificated workers (teachers and counselors) on NHUSD's HR website if you don't believe me.
Le Rose June 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM
When you check out teh salaries, keep in mind that 100% of the cost of health insurance comes out of teachers salaries shown so the slaries look inflated...you need to redduce the salaries by over $20,000. Before you compare your salary to a teachers, ask your employer what their share of your insurance cost is and add it to the amount shown on your pay check stub!
Ron June 06, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Please realize that many of us don't get health insurance through our private sector employers at all. Your health insurance if your responsibility. For the taxpayer, the bottom line is your total cost of employment. Also, you work 9 months out oft year. Perhaps we should pro-rate your salaries for that 9 month period you actually work.
Stephen Ortiz June 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I am ALL for educating our children but I am NOT about lining pockets of Educators and personnel who are taking in what my partner and I combined make annually. I see teachers who teach elementary school, because they have been in NHUSD for so many years make over $120,000 annually. MOST of the staff working on H don't live in Union City, so sure I would want my six figure job too as long as it won't cost ME in property taxes. Really Mr. Linsday, your forensics program is exceptional, but not to the tune of your salary at $130,000 annually PLUS you have us parents paying for our children to be in your "program". Ms. McVeigh, how about you taking at 20% cut off your fat $300,000+ salary? People LOOK at the salaries (link has been posted prior) of what these teachers are making then come back to us and say they need more money. It is time for parents to have a voice about these six digit salaries!!! I am ALL for and supportive to educate our future leaders, but I am NOT willing to do so at the expense of us who are struggling and who DON'T take FULL ADVANTAGE of our school district. Put your feelings aside about who is right or wrong and really take a hard look at the salary schedule. Come to SSC meetings and DEMAND the School Board revisit these inflated salaries when making their cuts because H did not pass. Do you see how much MORE money could be in our district if these $100,000+ teachers took cuts to align what teachers are currently making? RETIRE out the fluff.
Zade June 06, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Right on, Sir.
Janet Pell June 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Also, remember that tenured teachers pretty much have a job for life. We need to end tenure now!
Janet Pell June 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I whole heartedly agree!! Stop these outrageous salaries!!
Raymond June 07, 2012 at 12:19 AM
All NHUSD Schools will have at least 15 Furlough Days, an additional 9 from this year!
Janet Pell June 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Wrong! They don't have to take more furlough days. Teachers can decide to take a cut in pay and the furlough days would be eliminated. Instead, these highly compensated teachers would rather take it out on students by not teaching. I don't think they care about students at all--it's the pocketbook they care about!
Davis June 07, 2012 at 12:41 AM
A real life employee annual appraisal? You need to improve in several aspects of your job repsponsibilties, therefor your annual salary increase will be deferred....... A New Haven Teachers Annual appraisal............Congratulations on your 12 years of service! Hang around for another 18 years!
Tim June 07, 2012 at 12:44 AM
They would also rather see their fellow colleague laid off than accept a concession.... however, according to NHUSD's web site there is discussion of concessions but they haven't disclosed what that entails. Stay tuned, they will announce next week after the union members (teachers) vote on it.


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