Parcel Tax Measure K on March 2020 Ballot
During a Special Board Meeting on December 2, 2019, the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) Board of Trustees approved placing Measure K, a parcel tax measure of $298 for eight years on the March 3, 2020, all-mail ballot. The funding measure is to attract and retain the best teachers and school staff, while providing the necessary academic and socio-emotional supports for students, at a time when state funding for schools remains inadequate despite the rising cost of living.
Great Teachers Prepare Students for Future Success
Despite the recent achievements of our students and sustained improvements within CUHSD, state funding for local schools remains inadequate. The high cost of housing in California has pushed many teachers out of state in search of less-expensive housing, according to an EdSource analysis of Census Bureau data.
Increased local funding for our high schools will help retain great teachers, maintain high-quality academic programs and provide similar academic opportunities as nearby school districts.
Local Funding for Students and Teachers
If approved by voters, Measure K could:
- Recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and school staff
- Provide student mental health and suicide prevention services
- Continue to provide career technical education, including computer and technology skills
- Maintain or expand class offerings to train students for high demand jobs
- Increase offerings of Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment to prepare students for college and career
- Increase student access to counselors
Fiscal Accountability Required
Every penny of the revenue from this measure will go directly to CUHSD's educational programs.
- None of the funds can be taken away by the State
- Senior citizens would be exempt from the measure
- An independent citizens’ oversight committee will be established to oversee funds
- Annual audits are required and are accessible to the public
- None of the funds can be used for administrators' salaries, benefits or pensions
Measure K would need to be supported by at least 66.7% of those who vote on the measure in order for it to pass. All registered voters within the boundaries of CUHSD boundaries are eligible to vote on the potential measure.