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Information about Measure L

Please Note

Fremont Unified School District does not oppose or support Measure L. This page is an impartial (non advocacy) informational presentation and authorized no matter the subject at local and State levels. (CA Ed. Code, sec. 7054)

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Election Day: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 
Absentee Ballots Mailed to Voters: Starting February 3, 2020 
Last day to register to vote: February 17, 2020 
Find your polling place: acgov.org/rov_app/pollinglist 
Questions about voting? Contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6973


MEASURE L: LOCAL FUNDING MEASURE FOR FREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Excellent Local Schools 
Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is committed to maintaining quality education for our students. We strive to give all students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and the competitive job market. Our strong local schools protect our quality of life here in Fremont and our property values.

Current Challenges in FUSD 
While our students are high-achieving, FUSD is the lowest state funded school district in Alameda County. FUSD cut nearly $16 million from its 2019-20 budget to maintain a balanced budget. Without new funding the District may be forced to make additional cuts to teaching and staff positions, academic programs and other services supporting local students. 

Measure L:  Local Funding for Local Schools 
The Fremont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place Measure L, a $296 local education parcel  tax measure that will be in place for 9 years, raising $18.3 million each year, on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If approved by 66.7% of voters, Measure L would provide stable revenue for our schools and can be used to restore cuts and: 

  • studentAttract and retain highly qualified teachers
  • Enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) opportunities for students
  • Protect the quality of instruction in math, science, reading and writing programs
  • Restore smaller class sizes

Student SmileLocal Control and Independent Oversight

  • By law, no money from Measure L will be used for administrator salaries
  • Every penny from Measure L would benefit Fremont schools and cannot be taken away by the State
  • An independent citizen oversight committee, annual audits and reports to the community ensure Measure L funds are used as promised
  • Senior citizens are eligible for an exemption from the cost of the measure
  • Measure L cannot be renewed without voter approval

Full wording of Proposed legislation

Presentation From Alameda County Office Of Education

How are California Schools Funded?