As a community response to school funding shortages in the wake of Proposition 13, the Berkeley Schools Excellence Project (BSEP) has made a huge difference in the quality of our children’s education. This special local tax was created in 1986 and has been renewed, expanded and approved with substantial voter support in 1994, 2004, and 2006. The current BSEP special tax (Measure A of 2006) provides revenues which total almost $25 million in 2014-15, representing about 20% of the District budget.
The BSEP measure allocates 2% of net funds for support of the work of the Planning & Oversight Committee, Public Information, and Translation. After that allocation, the remaining funds are allocated as follows: