People have a variety of reasons for their positions on Measure K depending in part on the depth and breadth of their familiarity with education funding in general and CCUSD’s budget in particular. I’m supporting Measure K for two salient reasons. First, California’s funding for public education has been consistently among the lowest of the 50 states. Second, the current and future CCUSD students did not cause the current budget situation and do not deserve to have their education compromised.
Measure K is a modest proposal to help maintain the current status of CCUSD. It would generate about $2.36 million a year (June 26, 2018, Board meeting minutes, Action Item 14.2). This amount is very similar to the annual deficits projected for the current school year and the next two years (see page 172 of the 2018-2019 Adopted Budget on CCUSD’s website). Moreover, it has a moderate time period of seven years.
I’m so glad to live in a community which values our wonderful public schools. Please continue supporting public education by voting “yes” on Measure K.
Former CCUSD Board member, 2001-2009