Thanks to your support, students in Santa Cruz City Schools will continue to have vibrant art and music programs, libraries in which to study and counselors for guidance in college and life.
Election Day is June 5th: Every Vote Counts!
The simple act of casting a YES vote in support of Measures I and J will ensure stable funding for critical school programs for the next 8 years. Please remember to vote!
Santa Cruz City Schools students thank the community for librarians, counselors, art and music:
On June 5th, 2012 vote YES for great neighborhood schools. Your YES vote on Measures I & J will renew Santa Cruz City Schools’ current parcel taxes, ensuring that our outstanding programs continue to serve the children in our public schools. With ongoing budget cuts from the state, the stakes are high. These parcel taxes are vital to local schools, because they enable our schools to:
- Retain high quality teachers
- Preserve art and music programs
- Provide academic counseling
- Keep school libraries open with certified Librarians
- Improve classroom academics for all students
Every penny from these parcel taxes will continue to be used to support students in the classroom and protect them from the worst of State budget cuts. Seniors will continue to be eligible for an exemption. And the independent, community member-led Parcel Tax Oversight Committee will continue to ensure funds are spent as intended by voters.
Strong schools create strong neighborhoods. You can help maintain high quality schools and programs in Santa Cruz by voting YES on Measures I & J on June 5, 2012.