Parcel tax funds allow Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) to restore and maintain current programs, reduce class sizes, enhance campus safety, and recruit and retain qualified teachers. The tax is assessed against each parcel of taxable land within CUHSD boundaries. A parcel is defined as any unit of land in the district that now receives a separate tax bill from the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office.
Voters in our district renewed a special Parcel Tax assessment of $85 in 2013 for eight years known as Measure E. The tax expires at the end of fiscal year 2022-23. Other examples of the community's dedication to our students include parcel taxes approved as Measure M in 2004, which expired in June 2008, and renewed as Measure R in 2008, which expired in June 30, 2015.
Exemptions from the $85 CUHSD parcel tax are available to senior citizens (65 years or older) who own and occupy, as a principal residence, a parcel and apply to the District for exemption. Every Senior Citizen who applies qualifies for the exemption, and the tax will automatically sunset in 2023. Individuals considered as totally disabled by the Social Security Administration and who are receiving Supplemental Security income may also apply for the exemption.
To file for an exemption from the parcel tax for the first time, fill out one of the following application forms and mail the completed form with requested attachments to:
Campbell Union High School District Office - Parcel Tax
3235 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Complete your exemption application for next year by May 31 of the current year.
To renew your exemption for next year:
The Business Office annually mails an Exemption Renewal form at the beginning of March to everyone who received an exemption in the prior year (except to the ones who applied for a parcel tax exemption for disability). Everyone who applied for disability needs to apply for a parcel tax exemption every year by filling out the application form listed above and mailing the complete application to the District Office located at 3235 Union Avenue, San Jose.
To renew the parcel tax exemption for seniors, simply sign and mail back the renewal form to the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) Office by the 31st of May each year.
If you have questions, contact the district office at (408) 371-0960.
As a requirement of Measure M (2004), Measure R (2008), and Measure E (2013), an independent citizens' fiscal oversight committee will meet annually to determine that expenditures meet the intent of the original ballot measure language as approved by the voters and provide a report to the school board.