LIVERMORE -- Voters renewed a parcel tax Tuesday to provide nearly $4 million a year for Livermore schools.

With final results in, Measure G had more than the two-thirds margin needed for passage. It extends a $138 annual tax on each parcel in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District for seven years. The money will¿ go to keep class sizes smaller; and fund science specialists, school maintenance, teacher retention, classroom technology and maintaining academic programs, according to the district. Livermore voters originally approved the parcel tax as Measure D in 2004 and renewed it as Measure M in 2008. The tax was set to expire in 2015. The $3.8 million in annual revenue the district receives from the tax represents about 3.5 percent of its annual budget.

Opponents did not submit a ballot argument against the measure.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.



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