Maintaining Academic Excellence in Local Schools

  • Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) provides a high-quality education for local elementary and middle school students in Cupertino and portions of Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Los Altos. Our award‑winning schools foster academic excellence in our community.

    Our school district is among the highest achieving in the state, despite being in the bottom 2% in funding. Great teaching is the core of strong academic performance and, to maintain our high standard of excellence, local schools need to continue attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers. The Bay Area is one of the most expensive places in the country and we need to be able to keep our teachers’ salaries competitive.

    We can’t rely on the State for the funding our schools need to maintain core academic programs and provide hands-on instruction. CUSD is examining local funding options to ensure our great schools can continue preparing local students for bright futures.

    To maintain strong academic programs and retain highly qualified teachers, the CUSD Board of Education is considering placing a local parcel tax measure on an upcoming ballot at a rate of $125 to generate $4.3 million annually for 5 years. Additional information will be added to the links below as we engage with our community and make decisions about potential local funding.

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    Fact Sheet 

    Frequently Asked Questions