| CUHSD Land Development Initiative
The Campbell Union High School District strives to provide each student a quality education with the utmost consideration for equity, excellence, opportunity and engagement. In an effort to increase financial resources for students, the District is exploring a Land Development Initiative that would also greatly benefit the residential community. As our initiative gets underway, we hope to ask for your confidence and support as we work to build a brighter future “For the Kids.”
The CUHSD has served our community with distinction for over 115 years. Our District has a proud history of responsible fiscal management, and today we are one of the few school districts in California to have earned a AAA credit rating. In everything we do, we work towards ensuring that all students are able to construct their futures.
| The problem we aim to solve:
To continue our record of excellence in the service of our students while facing mounting costs, we must do everything possible to create revenue over and above what the state provides. This ability to generate revenue is necessary to help us protect vital programs from cuts, and to provide the potential to expand opportunities for students through new initiatives. Accordingly, last year the Board directed that the District initiate a study of our potential to generate additional ongoing revenue from District-owned property.
After evaluating multiple options, we have identified the site that currently houses the District office and maintenance yard as one that offers an exciting opportunity to convert an under-utilized asset to a revenue stream for the benefit of our students. The space allows for a plan with the potential to bring value to the surrounding area. While we recognize that the District must put a high priority on maximizing our assets, we are also firmly committed to a “good-neighbor” policy.
| While it's still early, the Board has outlined the following as important to any future proposals:
- Opportunity for community input
- Creating value and care for the community (yes to ideas like daycare, no to ideas like high-density housing)
- A final product that matches and complements the character of the neighborhood and preserves the view
- Minimal impact on traffic and city services
| Classroom initiatives that could be funded with increased revenue:
- Additional mental health support and counselors
- Increase campus safety and security
- 1-1 devices to ensure every student in the District has 21st century technology
The District has asked the City of San Jose to amend the City’s General Plan designation to allow for single-family homes.
At a time when local land use proposals have so often failed to reflect the needs and desires of area residents, we want to engage the community by being open, and upfront. Nothing less would be acceptable to us, because we have the honor and responsibility of educating your children, and cannot do it without your trust.
If you have any questions, please contact Eve Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org.