The exemption is only applicable to specific property where the senior citizen property owner resides. The completed application must be accompanied with proof of age (e.g., driver’s license or passport) and proof of ownership (e.g, 2012-13 tax bill that has the senior’s name on the tax bill).
The deadline to return the completed application and documentation is June 14.
Measure A2012 is $45 per parcel per year to support programs for more than 9,500 students in grades 7 through 12. Measure A applies to parcels within the secondary school attendance area of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Measure A funds support math, science, technology, foreign language, arts, music and theater programs in the district’s junior and senior high schools.
Measure B2012 is a $48 per parcel per year to support programs for more than 5,500 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Measure B applies to parcels within the elementary school attendance area of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Measure B funds support music, math, science, and technology programs in the district’s elementary schools (Adams, Adelante Charter, Cleveland, Franklin, Harding, McKinley, Monroe, Open Alternative, Peabody Charter, Roosevelt, Santa Barbara Charter, Santa Barbara Community Academy and Washington).
— Barbara Keyani is the administrative services and communications coordinator for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.