Elementary, middle and high school students team up in gratitude for counselors, librarians, arts and music

Students express their thanks in this new video from the Yes on I & J campaign to renew school parcel taxes. Thanks to the community’s outstanding support, these students have librarians and counselors at every school, as well as art and music programs at every elementary school in the district.

About Measures I & J for Great Neighborhood Schools
Measure I covers high schools in Santa Cruz City Schools, including Harbor, Santa Cruz and Soquel high schools, as well as Costanoa. ARK and AFE alternative programs. Funds from Measure I will support:

– Retaining high-quality teachers
– Providing academic counseling that prepares students for college
– Helping at-risk students stay on the right track
– Keeping school libraries open, served by certificated teacher librarians

Measure J covers elementary and middle schools in Santa Cruz City Schools, including Bay View, DeLaveaga, Gault, Westlake and Monarch elementary schools, as well as Branciforte and Mission Hill middle schools. Funds from Measure J will support:

– Retaining high-quality teachers
– Preserving art and music programs
– Providing academic counseling that keeps at-risk students on the right track
– Keeping school libraries open, served by certificated teacher librarians

Measures I & J are renewals of current parcel taxes. As with the previously-approved measures currently in effect, every penny raised by Measures I & J will be spent locally and cannot be taken or cut by the State. No funds will be spent on administrators’ salaries or benefits and an independent citizens’ oversight committee will continue to ensure that funds are spent as promised. Seniors are eligible for an exemption.

Learn more:
http://yesoniandj.org/
http://www.facebook.com/YesOnIAndJ

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