Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why do we need Measure B?

In 2010, our community overwhelmingly approved a local education parcel tax measure to support key academic programs for our students. This has provided a secure, stable source of funding that the District can count on every year—money that stays local and is used right here in our community to keep our schools strong. This funding is set to expire soon unless voters choose to renew it.

This is why Measure B is critical. Measure B will continue the strong academic programs and retain the qualified teachers that are helping our students achieve. Measure B will renew stable, local funding, without increasing the current tax rate.

Q. Specifically, what will Measure B support?

Measure B will:

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

Q. Can Measure B funds be taken by the State?

No. All funds generated by Measure B will stay local and be used right here in our community to keep our schools strong—none of the funds can be taken by the State.

Q. Does Measure B include fiscal accountability provisions to be sure funds are used for 
voter-approved purposes?

Yes. Measure B will continue strict fiscal accountability provisions:

  • The independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee will continue to ensure all funds are spent for voter-approved purposes
  • None of the funds could be used for administrators’ salaries, benefits or pensions
  • Homeowners aged 65 or 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 simply renew existing funding at current rates

Q. How much will Measure B cost?

Measure B will renew the expiring parcel tax at the current tax rate, without increase. The existing parcel tax measure costs property owners $150 per parcel per year.

Q. How long will Measure B be in place?

If approved by at least 66.7% of local voters, Measure B will be in place for 5 years. Measure B cannot be renewed without voter approval.

Q. Does Measure B include an exemption for senior citizens?

Yes. Senior citizens who already receive the exemption will be automatically exempt under Measure B—there is no need to reapply. To be eligible for an exemption, senior citizen homeowners aged 65 or older would need to fill out a one-time application to receive the exemption on their primary residence. To learn more about the exemption and how to apply, please contact the District at (650) 712-7100.

Q. When will I have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure B? How do I register to vote or find out if I am registered to vote in this election?

Measure B will be on the June 2014 ballot. It needs to be supported by 67% of those who vote in order to pass—this is why your Yes vote on Measure B is essential. All registered voters in the Cabrillo Unified School District are eligible to vote on Measure B. If you have any questions about voting or registering to vote, please contact the San Mateo County Registrar of Voters’ office at (650) 312-5222 or at www.ShapeTheFuture.org. The deadline to register in time to vote in this election is May 19, 2014.

Q. How can I get involved?

Passing Measure B will be a community-based, volunteer effort. We need at least 67% of CUSD voters to vote YES on Measure B to win. You can endorse Measure B, donate to the Measure B campaign and volunteer at our phone banks and weekend neighborhood door-to-door walks. Click here to visit our Get Involved page!

 

Passing Measure B will be a community-based, volunteer effort. We need at least 67% of Cabrillo Unified School District voters to vote Yes on Measure B to win. That is why we count on people like you to volunteer and give a few hours of time to support local students.

The campaign’s primary activities are phone banks and weekend neighborhood door-to-door walks to reach targeted groups of CUSD voters. By having our volunteers contact local voters directly, we can convey the critical importance of Measure B and answer voters’ questions. We can’t win without the help of volunteers participating in these important campaign activities.

Please take a moment to sign up and get involved today!

Click here to sign up as member of the core Focus committee

Click here to volunteer for a phone bank or precint walk.

Click here to volunteer to help in other ways.

Click here to get a lawn sign to display your support.

Click here to add your name to the endorsement page.

Click here to see the calendar of Measure B events.

Have a question? Click here to send us an email.