Frequently Asked Questions
What financial challenges does CUHSD face?
While we are proud that our student outcomes are competitive with top districts in the area, unfortunately, funding for local schools remains inadequate. We lose great teachers to nearby districts that offer higher salaries or teachers are forced to move to more affordable areas. We also have growing enrollment without increased funding. We are a community-supported district, which means we receive a majority of our funding from local property taxes and not from average daily attendance as most districts in the state are funded. As enrollment increases, we do not receive additional funding to compensate for the additional staff new students require.
How does CUHSD plan to address these challenges?
To maintain our high-quality of education, the Campbell Union High School District Board of Trustees is considering placing a local school parcel tax measure on a future ballot. CUHSD's current parcel tax is $85, which is comparatively lower than nearby school districts, making it difficult for the District to provide competitive programs and teacher salaries.
What would a potential measure fund?
If approved by two-thirds of voters, funds from the measure could:
I don’t have children in school, how would this measure benefit me?
Whether or not you have school-age children, we all benefit from living in a community with great schools. In addition to preparing our students to secure good jobs and contribute to our economy, quality schools keep property values high. This assessment will protect the great local high schools that make your area such a desirable place to live.
How can I be sure that funds would be spent as promised?
A potential measure would include mandatory fiscal account provisions.
Would senior citizens receive an exemption from Parcel Tax measure?
Yes. Through a simple application process, senior citizen homeowners, aged 65 and older, would receive an exemption from their primary residence by filling out a form and providing proof of age and residency.
Would I be able to vote on the potential measure?
All registered voters (including renters) within the boundaries of Campbell Union High School District are eligible to vote on the potential measure.
What level of support would this measure need to pass?
This measure would need to be supported by at least 66.7% of those who vote on the measure in order for it to pass.
How can I register to vote or learn more about voting?
You can register to vote at www.registertovote.ca.gov. To find out more about voting in this election, please contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299-8683.