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Measure AA: 2016 School Facility Improvement Bond

At the Campbell Union High School District, providing an outstanding and well-rounded education for local high school students is our top priority.

Students growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley should be the best trained and most prepared to compete in the fields of innovation, technology, science and engineering. Many of our high schools were built more than 60 years ago and require essential improvements to ensure classrooms provide a safe, modern learning environment that prepares students to compete for college and careers.

Furthermore, enrollment is growing in our local high schools because of their high quality. Additional classrooms are needed to prevent overcrowding.

To ensure that our schools are able to continue providing a high-quality education, the Campbell Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to place a local measure on the November 2016 ballot to address facility needs.

We invite all staff, parents and community members to share their thoughts regarding improving our local schools.

For more information about our facilities or this measure, please see the links below or send questions to: npfeiffer@cuhsd.org.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bond Measure AA  

Why is Campbell Union HSD placing a bond measure on the ballot?
 
Campbell Union High School District's school facilities are in need of improvements and repairs in order to continue providing an outstanding and well-rounded education to local high school students attending one of our five high schools: Branham, Del Mar, Leigh, Prospect and Westmont. Students growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley should be the best trained and most prepared students to compete in the fields of innovation, technology, science and engineering. Classrooms and labs require updates so students receive the needed training and preparation to succeed in college and tomorrow’s careers.
 
Additionally, many of the high schools in our area were built more than 60 years ago. Safety improvements and essential repairs for earthquake retrofits and asbestos removal are needed to ensure all schools meet modern safety standards. Furthermore, enrollment is growing in our local high schools because of their high quality. Additional classrooms are needed to prevent overcrowding.
 
What will the measure fund?
 
The measure will include:
  • Upgrading classrooms and labs for science, engineering, robotics, coding, biotech and computer technology courses to prepare our students for 21st-century careers in Silicon Valley and to be competitive in today’s worldwide job market.
  • Repairing leaky roofs
  • Removing hazardous asbestos from school buildings
  • Providing access to classrooms and restrooms for students and teachers with disabilities
  • Upgrading technology infrastructure in aging schools, including wiring, networks and science labs as well as improving classroom learning technology
  • Strengthening seismic safety of school buildings
  • Updating instructional technology to prepare graduates to compete for college and careers
 
Can funding from the measure be taken away by the State?
 
No. All funds generated by the measure will go straight to Campbell HSD schools—the State cannot take away a single penny.
 
How do I know that these local funds will be spent as promised?
 
A: The measure will require strict fiscal accountability provisions:
  • Every penny raised by the measure will be used for our local high schools
  • None of the funds can be taken away by the State
  • None of the funds can be used for administrators’ salaries, benefits or pensions
  • Independent citizens’ oversight and annual audits will be required to keep the district accountable for how funds are spent
How much will the measure cost?
 
The cost of the measure to property owners will be no more than $30 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value annually.
 
When will the measure appear on the ballot?

The Campbell Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to place a measure on the November 2016 ballot. To pass, it will need to be supported by 55% of those who vote. All registered voters in the Campbell High School District are eligible to vote on the measure.

How I can receive more information or ask questions?
 
We invite all parents and community members to share their thoughts and ask questions about this measure to improve our local schools. Please contact the district at (408) 371-0960 ext. 2030.

Board and Staff Presentations & Analysis