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Board Sets 5 New Trustee Areas for School District

Proposed trustee area map goes to County Committee for approval Dec. 9, 2019

blue pushpin on a map

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Campbell Union School District (CUSD) Governing Board held a 5th public hearing and adopted a resolution approving the proposed sequence of elections, the transition to trustee areas, and the preferred Trustee Area map labeled “purple” in Exhibit D of the resolution. The next step in the approval process happens Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at 5 p.m., when the County Committee on School Disrtrict Organization holds a public hearing on the matter.

map of trustee areas approved 11-21-2019

The proposed trustee area maps have been posted on the Campbell Union School District’s CVRA website and made available to view at the District Office since October 17, 2019. This election process DOES NOT impact school attendance boundaries.

Historically, the CUSD’s five Governing Board members have been elected under an at-large election system, where all trustees are elected by voters within the entire District. Under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), at-large elections are impermissible if they result in racially polarized voting.

“We don’t believe our current form of elections violates the CVRA,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “However, we do believe that it is in the public interest to transition to trustee-area elections to protect the district from a CVRA claim—valid or not.”

The District Superintendent is authorized and directed to send a copy of the Resolution to the County Committee on School District Organization, and to work with the County Committee and the County Elections Office to conduct all legally required hearings and other acts necessary so that trustee-area elections can be implemented in the election cycles scheduled in 2020 and 2022. 

For more details about the transition, and to see upcoming public hearing dates, visit the district’s CVRA webpage.

District Sends Thanksgiving Greetings

Together, we make a difference for students.

With just a few months completed, we are more thankful than ever to everyone in our district's community for their support of ALL of our students.

Superintendent Shelly Viramontez shares this message of appreciation to everyone who supports Campbell Union School District as we edicate our preschool-through-8th-grade students to their highest potential.

Board Votes to Place Funding Measure on March 2020 Ballot 

“We are committed to protecting the quality of education for our elementary and middle school students,” said Board President Michael Snyder.

teacher working with students

Citing the need to attract and retain quality teachers in the wake of multi-year budget cuts and gloomy funding forecasts, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board voted unanimously to place a $98 parcel tax measure on the March 3, 2020 all-mail ballot. 

“We are committed to protecting the quality of education for our elementary and middle school students,” said Board President Michael Snyder. “A local education parcel tax would provide stable funding for our district that will not be at the whims of state funding fluctuations.  It will also help us stay competitive with teacher salaries and benefits."

In recent years, dozens of highly-qualified teachers have left the district as they have needed to find more affordable areas, according to Superintendent Shelly Viramontez.

“Great teachers are at the center of student achievement and engagement, especially in core academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and science. Without additional funding, we may continue to lose many of our great teachers,” she said. 

If approved by voters, a measure could support:

  • Attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers by keeping salaries competitive and providing new teachers with adequate training and support.
  • Sustaining strong academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and sciences.
  • Ensuring that every student is reading at their grade level.
  • Providing support for struggling students.
  • Retaining school employees that keep our schools safe, clean and well-maintained.
  • Providing advanced courses for high-performing students.

All funds would be locally controlled and would benefit CUSD elementary and middle schools. No funding could be taken away by the State or used for other purposes. 

  • A potential parcel tax measure requires mandatory fiscal accountability, including:
  • A citizen’s oversight committee to ensure the monies are spent as promised.
  • All of the revenue from the measure would be spent here in our local schools, it cannot be taken away by the State and funds will go directly toward improving education for our children.
  • Senior citizens would be eligible for an exemption from this tax measure. 

This measure would need to be supported by at least 66.7% of those who vote on the measure in order for it to pass. All registered voters within the boundaries of Campbell Union (Elementary) School District are eligible to vote on the potential measure. 

To register to vote visit www.registertovote.ca.gov.

To find out more about voting in this election, please contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299-8683.

$1 Museum Entry for Our Families!

Museum for All program expands access to San Jose's Tech Interactive.

students interacting with high tech device

The Campbell Union School District, in partnership with The Tech Interactive (formerly known as The Tech Museum), is excited to announce the Museums for All program.

Families of students are welcomed at the Tech Museum for All program, which allows entrance for $1 per person for up to 6 people. How? Mention wanting to participate in the Museum for All program at the door.

School Safety is Job One

Superintendent Viramontez explains district-wide measures to promote safe learning environments.

video about school safety

In Campbell Union School District, we are very committed to ensuring our students and staff are safe. As a result, we consistently practice a variety of emergency situations, from earthquake to an intruder on campus drills.

Our safety procedures, including sign-in and gate procedures, are developed with a safety consultant and in cooperation with local police and fire officials. Our training incorporates the same Incident Command System (ICS) protocols used by these first responders. ICS is a consistent structure and process to provide command, control, and coordination of emergency response.

For more information about our emergency procedures, please visit our district's emergency information website.