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Special District

Hayward Unified School District
Measure A - 2/3 Approval Required

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To protect critical education programs, with funds that cannot be taken by the State, including math, reading, writing, and hands-on science classes and labs; restore and maintain music and art programs; enhancing library services, technology and college preparation programs; and attracting and retaining qualified teachers; shall Hayward Unified School District renew its expiring voter approved education tax at $88 per parcel annually, for 12 years, with senior exemptions, independent citizens' oversight and all money used for classrooms?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

We must preserve stable funding for our schools that cannot be taken by the State or Federal government. Measure A will help maintain quality schools in Hayward and help our students achieve academic excellence.

In 2012, voters of the Hayward community came together and approved Measure G in order to combat State funding cuts that would lead to the deterioration of the quality of education in our schools, and in doing so raised the necessary money denied our students by the State and Federal governments.

With Measure G, the Hayward community provided funding that could not be taken away by the State, and rescued critical education programs including math, reading, writing, and hands-on science classes and labs; enhanced library services, technology and college preparation programs; and helped attract and retain qualified teachers.

But Measure G will expire on June 30, 2017. During this time of uncertain Federal and State funding sources for Hayward schools, we can help keep our classrooms, operations, and academic programs safe with Measure A by:

* Protecting math, reading, writing, and hands-on science classes and labs;

* Restoring and maintaining music and art programs;

* Enhancing library services, technology and college preparation programs; and

* Attracting and retaining qualified teachers and school site staff to ensure students

receive a quality education in clean, safe, and productive classrooms. Strong taxpayer protections are included in the measure, including:

* Independent citizen's oversight to ensure that the money is used as promised,

* No money can be spent on administrator salaries,

* Senior citizens are exempt, and

* Every penny is spent to benefit local children.

Measure A is temporary. It cannot be renewed without voter approval.

Measure A is critical to ensure stable local funding for schools in Hayward Unified School District so our students can reach their potential.

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