Local Funding for Student Success
Posted on 10/15/2019
teacher and student

One option being considered by the DJUSD Board of Education is a parcel tax measure dedicated to ensuring our students are taught by the best teachers and served by the best staff available.

Our great teachers in Davis Joint Unified School District are at the center of student achievement. Keeping teacher and support staff salaries competitive attracts the best educators to our schools and prevents staff from leaving for higher paying districts in our region. Currently, limited funding means local teachers and staff are paid less on average than those in other schools in our region.

If passed, a local education funding measure would provide resources dedicated to:

  • Attracting and retaining high performing teachers and educational staff
  • Sustaining strong academic programs in reading, writing, social studies, math, arts and
  • Maintaining quality education in local public schools
  • Ensuring students are prepared for college and 21st-century careers

How do we know local education funding would be spent wisely?

  • Unlike other school funding, revenue from the proposed measure could legally only go toward compensating, attracting and retaining teachers and school staff and could not be used for any other purpose.
  • All revenue from a potential measure would be spent here in our Davis schools
  • No funding could ever be taken away by the State
  • A citizens’ oversight committee and annual financial reviews would help ensure all funds
    are spent as promised
  • No funds would go to senior-level district administrators’ salaries or benefits

Learn more and read Frequently Asked Questions at www.djusd.net/localfunding.