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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. 
 
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.
 
To register to vote, visit www.registertovote.ca.gov.
 
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

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 June 15th of the current year.

If you have questions, contact the district office at (408) 371-0960 or for more information go to the Parcel Tax Exemptions Page.

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.