In the Spring 2004 elections the citizens of Oak Park voted in favor of Measure D4. This measure authorized the Oak Park Unified School District to levy a special tax of $197 per parcel annually for 5 years, for the following specified purposes: to protect high quality education at the neighborhood schools and reduce the impact of unprecedented budget cuts on classroom instruction by retaining qualified teachers, by avoiding class size increases, by maintaining up-to-date textbooks and by preserving essential academic programs that enhance student achievement. It was also agreed that the special tax funds would not be used for administrator salaries and that all funds would remain within the District to benefit local children.
In June 2008 the citizens of Oak Park voted in favor of Measure C which authorized the extension of the special tax of $197 per parcel annually for an additional 8 years beginning with the 2009-2010 tax assessment. Measure C also contained a provision for an Oversight Committee.
The Measure D4/C Committee is responsible for oversight of the D4/C Parcel Tax funds. The Committee meets twice a year and produces a report for the Board and the public related to how the District is expending these funds.
Seniors must bring to the Oak Park Unified School District Support Services Office the completed and signed form along with your tax assessment bill with parcel number and address shown and proof of your age. Accepted forms of proof of age are drivers license/State I.D. card, passport or birth certificate. This must be your primary residence, rental properties are not eligible for exemption.
All exemptions must be submitted and verified by May 31 of the current year. You may be 65 at any time during the year you file for the exemption, even after the filing date. Any exemption filed after July 1 will incur a $10 late fee charged by the Ventura County Assessor’s Office. This exemption must be renewed annually in order to maintain eligibility.
The Committee meets twice a year usually in May and December.