Education Protection Act

  • The Education Protection Account (EPA) was created by Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the state’s sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rate for upper-income taxpayers for six years. The EPA has an accountability component, which states that all K-14 local agencies have the sole authority to determine how the funds received from the EPA are spent. The spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting, and the EPA funds cannot be used for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. 

    The Cupertino Union School District used EPA funds solely to support teachers’ salaries and benefits.

     

     2013-2014  
    Total EPA Funds Received $13,791,583.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits $13,791,583.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0
       
     2014-2015  
    Total EPA Funds Received $10,524,082.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits $10,524,082.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0
       
     2015-2016  
    Total EPA Funds Received $3,748,601.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits $3,748,601.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0
       
    2016-2017  
    Total EPA Funds Received $3,715,736.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits $3,715,736.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0
       
    2017-2018  
    Total EPA Funds Received $3,715,518.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits` $3,715,518.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0
       
    2018-2019  
    Total EPA Funds Received $3,546,318.00
    Total EPA Funds Used to Support Teachers' Salaries and Benefits $3,546,318.00
    Total Unexpended EPA $0