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Parcel Tax

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.
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On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which temporarily suspended parts of the Brown Act during the countywide shelter-in-place.  We are adapting to this, while still providing the public with an opportunity to observe and participate in the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee meetings. We look forward to the time these meetings can resume to be conducted in-person.
 
Members of the public may submit a request to make a Public Comment by telephone through this Public Comments form also located in BoardDocs, beginning 15 minutes before the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee meeting. Those that submit a public comment form will be called via telephone at the number they provided in the form. If the person does not answer, the Committee President will move onto the next public comment request. 
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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.
Parcel Tax Exemptions

 

Residents that live within the CUHSD boundaries can be exempted from paying the $85 CUHSD parcel tax if they fulfill either set of criteria:

 

You are a senior citizen (65 years or older), you are the owner of a parcel within the Campbell Union High School District, and that parcel is your principal residence.

 

Or

 

You are receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, you are the owner of a parcel within the Campbell Union High School District, and that parcel is your principal residence.

 

To determine if your parcel is within the CUHSD boundaries, please click here. This will take you to the school locator page. Enter your street address, choose your city, and click Find My School. If it says no High Schools found, then you would not qualify for the parcel tax exemption. If it does list one of our schools (Branham, Boynton, Del Mar, Leigh, Westmont, Prospect, CACE), then continue with the application process.

 

As of 2017, this process only needs to be done once. After the initial exemption forms are approved, it will eliminate your CUHSD $85 parcel tax every year going forward until the tax sunsets in 2023.

 

To file for an exemption from the parcel tax for the first time, click here to fill out the electronic application form.

 

Due to the unprecedented events, we are experiencing at the moment, and to comply with the most recent COVID-19 guidelines the District is no longer accepting applications in person. 

          

 

If you are having trouble accessing the electronic form, you may contact the CUHSD office by calling (408)371-0960.

  

Complete your exemption application for next year by June 15th of the current year.

 

Information you will need when you fill out the forms Parcel Tax Exemption Form (Disability):

  1. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER or APN# (This can be located on your property tax bill)
  2. Your name as it appears on the Property Tax bill
  3. Full Address (Street number, street name, city, state, and area code)
  4. Telephone number
  5. Birth Date
  6. Email address (if available)
  7. Benefits Verification Letter issued by the Social Security Administration receiving. Supplemental Income for disability. This letter is obtained by going online at www.ssa.gov by calling the Social Security Administration Office at 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting a local Social Security Administration Office.
  8. One proof of residence (copy of driver’s license or utility bill)
  9. One copy of Proof of ownership (copy of property tax bill or tax bill w/homeowner’s exemption) Be sure to print out both the front and back of the property tax bill or tax bill w/homeowner’s exemption. Incomplete forms will be returned and will need to be resubmitted.

 

Information you will need when you fill out the forms Parcel Tax Exemption Form (Seniors):

  1. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER or APN# (This can be located on your property tax bill)
  2. Your name as it appears on the Property Tax bill
  3. Full Address (Street number, street name, city, state, and area code)
  4. Telephone number
  5. Birth Date
  6. Email address (if available)
  7. One proof of birth (copy of driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, or Medicare card)
  8. One proof of residence (any copy of utility bill- PG&E/Phone/Water/Cable/Trash Bill)
  9. One proof of ownership (copy of property tax bill or tax bill w/homeowner’s exemption) Be sure to print out both the front and back of the property tax bill or tax bill w/homeowner’s exemption. Incomplete forms will be returned and will need to be resubmitted.

Please remember that property tax bills should arrive at the property address in October.  If you qualify for a Senior Citizen Exemption and have not yet applied for one, please remember that you must have a copy of your most recent Property Tax Bill prior to turning in your exemption application. If you would like a refund, keep in mind you must pay your bill first and attach proof of payment prior to submitting your request for a refund. 

 

If you have questions, please call the District Office (408) 371-0960 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Oversight Committee

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.