To protect education in our community and continue preparing students for success in high school, college and careers, Measure S is essential.
Since 2008, our schools have experienced $1.3 million in cuts due to state reductions in education funding, causing increased class sizes, reductions to art and music programs and cuts to school library services. We cannot rely on the State to provide a strong education for the students in our community.
Measure S provides stable education funding for our schools—the State cannot take a single penny.
Measure S continues student success in Soquel and Capitola
- Protects academic programs in reading, writing, math, science and technology
- Maintains advanced math and science programs for high-performing students
- Attracts and retains qualified teachers
- Supports smaller class sizes
- Maintains school libraries
- Maintains art and music programs
- Keeps schools safe and clean
Financial accountability and local oversight are required:
- All funds go directly to our local schools and cannot be taken by the State
- A Citizen Oversight Committee and annual reports ensure fiscal accountability
- No funds may be spent on administrators’ salaries
- Expires in 8 years and cannot be extended without voter approval
- A senior citizen homeowners’ exemption is available
Even if we don’t have children in school, we know strong schools support our local youth and keep our neighborhoods safe and our property values strong. Please join us and vote YES on S.