Measure O Update:
Property Owners who are 65 years or older may apply for an exemption from Campbell Union High School District's (CUHSD) current parcel tax. Measure O contains the same exemption, and property owners exempt from the current levy would automatically be exempt from the new 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.
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
The application period to file for an exemption from the parcel tax is closed as of July 1, 2022, for July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, fiscal year. The existing parcel tax is set to expire in June 2023 unless the existing parcel tax is renewed by voters. The information below is provided for reference.
Residents that live within the CUHSD boundaries can be exempted from paying the $85 CUHSD parcel tax if they fulfill one of the following criteria:
- Senior citizen (65 years or older), you are the principal owner of the parcel and it is your principal residence.
- You are receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, you are the principal owner of the parcel and it is your principal residence.
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.
Proof of eligibility required:
- Proof of Age
- Proof of Residence
- Proof of Ownership
- Benefits Verification Letter issued by the Social Security Administration (for Disability only)
Complete your exemption application form by June 30th to be effective beginning July 1st. 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.
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.
Public Comment for both Agendized and Non-Agendized items
Members of the public may submit a request to make a public comment by telephone, you will need to provide a phone number in the electronic Public Comments form which is also located in BoardDocs, beginning 15 minutes before a Board meeting. The number on the form will be called during the Committee meeting. If the person does not answer, the Committee President will move on to the next public comment request.By law, Committee members can only discuss items that appear on the agenda and for this reason, the Committee does not engage in dialogue or take action on items not on the agenda.