CONCORD -- Although no Mt. Diablo district trustee endorsed Proposition 30 last month when presented with a resolution supporting the initiative, the board showed more enthusiasm for the funding proposal Monday.
In a 4-1 vote, trustees endorsed the proposition, which would raise income and sales taxes for public school funding and prevent the loss of 11 instructional days for students and teachers in the district this year. Trustee Linda Mayo voted against endorsing Proposition 30, which is being promoted by Gov. Jerry Brown, saying she prefers competing Proposition 38, which would provide money to schools based on income tax increases for a larger portion of the population and was developed by Molly Munger. The board endorsed that measure last month in a 3-1-1 vote, with Trustee Cheryl Hansen against and Trustee Lynne Dennler abstaining.
The board also voted 4-1 vote to adopt a strategic plan that was largely stalled since February, when trustees revised their draft. Hansen voted against the plan, saying more community feedback was needed.
The board did not prioritize goals, despite recently solicited input about narrowing the focus.