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Measure B Parcel Tax Portal

Measure B was passed by the voters on June 3, 2014. This measure is a continuation of Measure E that provided ongoing funding to preserve academic programs in our local schools.

What is the parcel tax?

CUSD will assess an annual education parcel tax in the amount of $150 per parcel, for five years, with annual audits, citizen oversight, no funds for administrators’ salaries, and all revenues staying in our local schools. This special tax money is used to continue student achievement in our local elementary, middle and high schools; preserve strong academic programs; keep schools open; and retain qualified teachers and smaller class sizes.

Ongoing Funding for Our Local Schools -- Spanish translation

The Cabrillo Unified School District provides a strong, well-rounded education to its elementary, middle and high school students. Challenging academic programs, Advanced Placement classes, innovative curriculum and specialized classroom instruction prepare our students for success in college and future careers.

We believe that the quality of our Coastside schools is a source of community strength, keeping our neighborhoods desirable places to live. Strong community support for our schools helps maintain the high-quality education offered in local classrooms.

Measure B will continue to provide funds to:

  • Preserve strong academic reading, writing, math and science programs
  • Retain qualified teachers and staff
  • Protect programs to keep struggling students on the right track
  • Maintain and support classroom technology
  • Keep all of the District’s schools open

Fiscal Accountability to Keep Funds in the Classroom

  • The independent citizen’s oversight committee will continue to ensure all funds are spent as promised
  • None of the funds can be used for administrators’ salaries, benefits or pensions

Exemptions - learn more

  • Homeowners age 65 and older will continue to be eligible to receive an exemption
  • Measure B will expire in 5 years and cannot be renewed without voter approval
  • Measure B will not increase taxes–it will renew existing funding at current rates

Is Proposition 30 providing additional revenue to our schools? open

The passage of Proposition 30 in November 2012 has helped offset further state funding cuts that had been planned, but will not restore any of the funding that our schools have already lost in state cuts. In just the last year, the District lost $4 million in state funding. Prop 30 has provided the District with $634,516. However, this is not nearly enough to close the gap. The state has proven to be an unreliable partner in funding a quality education for our students and this is why our local funding is so essential to maintaining the strong education offered in our Coastside schools.


Didn’t we pass a bond for local schools? Why does the District need more money? open

In 2012, voters approved Measure S Facilities Bond for CUSD to upgrade, modernize and improve our local schools. By law, bond money can only be used for facilities and cannot be used for academic programs or to retain teachers. That is why the Board voted to place Measure B on the ballot. Measure B will continue to support core academic programs, maintain and support classroom technology, keep all of the District’s schools open and attract and retain qualified teachers.


What is the difference between a parcel tax and a bond measure? open

A bond measure and parcel tax measure are used for different purposes. A bond measure can only fund facility upgrades and improvements and cannot be used for operating costs or programs. A bond requires 55% voter approval to pass. Parcel taxes differ in that funds can be spent on identified school needs, including academic programs and supporting teachers. A parcel tax requires 66.7% voter approval to pass.

 


Continuación de Financiamiento Estable Para Nuestras Escuelas Locales del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Cabrillo

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Cabrillo provee una educación sólida y balanceada a sus estudiantes de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria. Proveyendo programas académicos desafiantes, cursos avanzados, plan de estudios innovador e instrucción especializada para preparar a nuestros estudiantes para el éxito en la universidad y futuras carreras.

Creemos que la calidad de nuestras escuelas de la costa es una fuente de fuerza comunitaria, manteniendo nuestra comunidad como un lugar deseable para vivir. El Fuerte apoyo comunitario ayuda a nuestras escuelas a mantener un nivel de educación de alta calidad que se ofrece en los salones.

Asegurando financiamiento de escuelas locales, sin aumentar los impuestos.

Para asegurarnos que nuestros estudiantes reciban una excelente, solida y bien balanceada educación, la mesa directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Cabrillo votaron para colocar la medida B en la boleta electoral de junio de 2014, para renovar el impuesto predial de $ 150 por cada propiedad, sin aumentar la tasa del impuesto.

Medida B continuará proporcionando fondos para:

  • Preservar los programas de lectura, escritura, matemáticas y ciencia
  • Conservar los maestros y el personal calificado
  • Proteger programas de apoyo a estudiantes con dificultades
  • Mantener y apoyar la tecnología actualizada
  • Mantener abiertas todas las escuelas del distrito

Responsabilidad Fiscal para Mantener los Fondos en los Salones

  • El comité de supervisión ciudadana independiente continuara asegurándose que todos los fondos se utilicen según lo prometido
  • Ninguno de los fondos podrían ser utilizados para sueldos de personal administrativo, ni beneficios o pensiones
  • Los propietarios de viviendas mayores de 65 años de edad seguirán siendo elegibles para recibir una exención
  • Medida B expirará en 5 años y no podía ser renovada sin aprobación de los votantes
  • Medida B de no aumentara los impuestos - que renovaría los fondos existentes al ritmo actual

Queremos saber lo que usted piensa

Invitamos a todos los padres y miembros de la comunidad a compartir sus ideas y hacer preguntas sobre la financiación de las escuelas locales. Si tiene preguntas o comentarios, póngase en contacto el Superintendente Jane Yuster en yusterj@cabrillo.k12.ca.us o al 650-712-7112.

 

Exemptions

Accountability


About the tax

  • When: passed June 3, 2014
  • How much: $150 per parcel
  • How long: 5 years
  • Starts: 2015-16 tax year
  • Expires: 2019-20 tax year
  • Bond Resolution #06-14

Contact

  • District Office: serranop@cabrillo.k12.ca.us - ph: (650) 712-7112
  • SCI Consulting Group
    1-800-273-5167