Bringing Out Students’ Best
Great teachers are at the center of student achievement, especially in core academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and science.
In recent years, dozens of highly-qualified teachers have left for more affordable areas. Without additional funding, our District may continue to lose great teachers.
The Campbell Union Elementary School District (CUESD) Governing Board voted to place a potential local funding measure—Measure P—that would help maintain quality education in local elementary schools.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the proposed ballot measure.
How are our Campbell Union Elementary Schools doing?
At Campbell Union (Elementary) School District (CUSD) we are proud of the success that our elementary and middle school students achieve. Our 12 local elementary and middle schools give each student a strong foundation in reading, math, arts, science and personal skills that they will need to succeed in high school, college and beyond. We strive to provide outstanding education to all students, unlocking their highest potential and putting them on a path to success.
What challenges do our neighborhood elementary and middle schools face?
Over the past few years, CUSD has experienced a high turnover of teachers due to the cost of living in the Silicon Valley. Dozens of highly qualified teachers have left for more affordable areas. Great teachers are at the center of student achievement, especially in core academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and science. Without additional funding, our neighborhood elementary and middle schools may continue to lose great teachers.
How does the district plan to address these challenges?
To protect quality education for our elementary and middle school students, the Campbell Union (Elementary) School District Governing Board placed a $98 per parcel measure on the March 3, 20202 ballot. See the Board Resolution
What would be funded by a the measure?
If approved by voters, the measure could support:
- Attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers by keeping salaries competitive and providing new teachers with adequate training and support.
- Sustaining strong academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and sciences.
- Ensuring that every student is reading at their grade level.
- Providing support for struggling students.
- Retaining school employees that keep our schools safe, clean and well-maintained.
- Providing advanced courses for high-performing students.
Would all funds benefit our neighborhood elementary and middle schools?
Yes. All funds would be locally controlled and would benefit CUSD elementary and middle schools. No funding could be taken away by the State or used for other purposes.
I don’t have any kids in school. How does local education funding affect me?
The strength of our community reflects the strength of our schools. By preserving student success and protecting high-quality education, we help maintain high property values in our area.
Would seniors be eligible for an exemption?
Yes. All homeowners 65 or older would continue to be eligible to receive an exemption from the local measure.
Do other school districts in our area rely on local funding to preserve academic achievement in their local schools?
Yes. Many similar, high-performing districts in Santa Clara County depend on local parcel tax funding to support educational programs.
How can I be sure potential funds are spent as promised?
A potential parcel tax measure requires mandatory fiscal accountability, including:
- A citizen’s oversight committee to ensure the monies are spent as promised.
- All of the revenue from Measure P would be spent here in our local schools, it cannot be taken away by the State and funds will go directly toward improving education for our children.
- Senior citizens would be eligible for an exemption from this tax measure.
- The cost of the measure could be up to $98 for a total of 9 years and could not be extended without voter approval.
Would I be able to vote on the measure?
All registered voters within the boundaries of Campbell Union (Elementary) School District are eligible to vote on Measure P.
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.
How can I find out more?
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