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Maintaining Quality Education in Cotati-Rohnert Park Schools

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Maintaining Quality Education in Cotati-Rohnert Park Schools

Thanks to outstanding teachers, challenging academic programs and strong support from the community, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District (CRPUSD) provides a quality education for local students that prepares graduates for college and the workforce.

Maintaining Quality Education and Student Success

For over a decade, CRPUSD schools have benefited from locally controlled parcel tax funding that cannot be taken away by the State. This funding helps to attract and retain qualified teachers and support quality academic programs. Unless renewed by local voters, this funding is set to expire and CRPUSD will lose approximately $1.3 million in annual funding.

Renewing Expiring School Funding

To maintain locally-controlled school funding, the CRPUSD Board of Education is considering placing a measure on the ballot next year for local voters to consider that would renew the funding that is set to expire. This potential measure option would extend the current rate of $89 per year without increasing taxes. If approved by local voters, funding from this potential measure could be used to:

  • Improve quality core academic programs including science, technology, engineering and math instruction
  • Attract and retain qualified teachers
  • Maintain reduced class sizes
  • Provide career and job training
  • Protect art and music instruction

Fiscal Accountability and Local Control:

The local school funding renewal measure would continue existing fiscal accountability requirements, including:

  • All funds raised by the measure must only go to local CRPUSD schools and cannot be taken away by Sacramento
  • An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee and mandatory annual audits would continue to ensure funds are spent as promised
  • None of the money raised could be used for administrators’ salaries or pensions
  • Senior citizen homeowners would continue to be eligible for an exemption from the cost

Learn More!

To learn more about steps CRPUSD is taking to plan for the future of our neighborhoods schools, take a look at the links below. You may also share your thoughts and priorities by taking our survey.