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 has been discussing a potential local funding measure that would help maintain quality education in local elementary schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the proposed ballot measure.
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.
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.
To protect quality education for our elementary and middle school students, the Campbell Union (Elementary) School District Governing Board is considering placing an up to $98 per parcel measure on a future ballot.
If approved by voters, a 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.
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.
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.
Yes. All homeowners 65 or older would continue to be eligible to receive an exemption from a 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.
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 the measure 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.
All registered voters within the boundaries of Campbell Union (Elementary) School District are eligible to vote on the potential measure.
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.
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.