Why has the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District placed Measure N on the ballot?
The Loma Prieta Joint Union School District (LPJUSD) is committed to providing an innovative and engaging learning experience that fosters the development of the whole child and maintaining the high quality of our mountain schools serving children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Exceptional teachers, small class sizes, challenging instructional programs, dedicated parent volunteers, and outstanding science, art, and music curricula have prepared generations of local children to succeed in high school, college, and careers. Our goal is to continue that proud tradition. However, due to years of State budget cuts and our existing parcel tax expiring after the 2020-21 school year, District leaders have deemed it essential that the tax be extended to continue supporting our community’s children. The COVID-19 pandemic makes community support all the more important, because if we lack proper resources to adapt teaching to the new environment, our students risk falling behind in learning, physical wellbeing, and mental health.