On June 5th, local voters will have the chance maintain local control and excellent education in our neighborhood schools by voting to renew Santa Cruz City Schools’ current parcel taxes. We need your help today to ensure we are successful with our campaign. 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
While recent polling indicates strong local support for renewing these parcel taxes, success requires a 67% yes vote. To achieve that threshold, the Yes on Measures I & J campaign is mounting an aggressive, grassroots campaign. Funding is needed to reach voters through precinct walking, direct mail, social marketing, yard signs and more.
Your donation today will help our campaign succeed in its effort to retain high quality teachers, preserve art and music programs, provide academic counseling, and keep libraries Open and much more.
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. We appreciate your help in maintaining high quality schools and programs in Santa Cruz.
Please make your donations payable to: Committee to Renew School Funding: Yes on I & J, FPPC# 1345960
Mail to:Committee to Renew School Funding: Yes on I & J
343 Soquel Ave, PMB 102
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, occupation and employer with your contribution.