FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) doing?

Thanks to your continued support, the Campbell Union High School District has made stellar gains over the past decade. Since 2012, CUHSD has cut the dropout rate by 75%, increased the number of graduating seniors eligible for a four-year college from 43% to 68%, and expanded access to vocational and career technical education programs. Additionally, CUHSD students outperform the state and county on state testing.

 

Why do we need Measure L?

Despite providing an excellent education for students in our local high schools, funding for CUHSD remains inadequate. The State is an unreliable funding partner in providing quality education for our students. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on school district budgets. To ensure we don't have to cut counselors, increase class sizes, and cut academic programs, CUHSD needs Measure L to create stable, locally controlled funding.

 

What is Measure L?

The CUHSD Board of Trustees has placed Measure L, a local high school parcel tax renewal of $85 per parcel on the November 3, 2020 ballot to maintain high quality education in our local high schools. Measure L does not raise taxes - it simply renews existing local school funding. Measure L will ensure we can continue to provide stable, locally controlled funding for our schools that cannot be taken away by the State.

 

How will Measure L support CUHSD our students?

Measure L will:

 

  • Ensure CUHSD can navigate the short-term challenges of COVID-19

  • Continue computer and technology skills training to prepare students for high-demand jobs in high-tech, health care, and engineering

  • Maintain vocational and career technical education pathways for students

  • Protect electives that help students find and develop their passions

  • Continue to provide advanced classes that prepare students for college and career

  • Attract and retain highly qualified teachers so our local high schools do not lose good teachers

  • Continue to provide mental health supports to our high school youth

  • Provide safe and clean high schools


 

Could Measure L funds be taken away by the State?

No.  All Measure funds will stay local to support instruction in CUHSD schools, and no funds will be taken away by the State.

 

How would I know that Measure L funds will be spent appropriately?

Measure L requires an independent citizens’ oversight committee and annual audits to ensure that funds are spent as promised. 

 

How much will Measure L cost?

Measure L is a parcel tax renewal and will, as before, cost property owners $85 per parcel per year to protect high quality education in our acclaimed neighborhood high schools.

 

Could senior citizens receive an exemption?

Yes. Senior citizens, many of whom are on fixed incomes, are eligible for an exemption from the cost of Measure L.

 

Who is eligible to vote on Measure L?

All registered voters who live in the Campbell Union High School District boundaries will be eligible to vote on Measure L during the November 3, 2020 election. 

 

When can I vote YES on Measure L?

Measure L will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Whether or not you normally vote at the polls, all registered voters in Campbell Union High School District will be receiving a ballot in the mail the week of October 5. Vote YES on L, seal and sign the envelope and mail it back right away. You can also vote at any Vote Center in Santa Clara County starting October 31, 2020.

 

How can I learn more about voting in this election?

For more information about how to vote YES on Measure L in the upcoming election, please contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at 1-866-430-8683 or visit www.sccgov.org/sites/rov. You can learn more about Vote Centers in the November 3 election at https://eservices.sccgov.org/Rov?tab=vc.

 

How can I register to vote?

All registered voters living within the boundaries of Campbell Union High School District can vote on Measure L in the November 3, 2020 election. To register to vote, visit www.registertovote.ca.gov or contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at 1-866-430-8683.

 

How many YES votes do we need to win?

Measure L must be supported by 66.7% of those who vote on it. That’s why we need supporters like you. Your vote matters!

If you have any questions, please contact the Measure L Team at excellentlocalschools@gmail.com

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