Frequently Asked Questions
Over the last several years, one of our regular practices has been to respond to questions we receive from multiple community members and/or groups with written Q&A documents. These written responses have helped to address questions, comments and even rumors that continue to percolate out in our community by providing factual information about the District and its operations. While we have found these Q&A documents to be somewhat successful, we have decided to try out a new strategy that will allow us to share this information more widely and through different channels. In the series of videos posted here, Superintendent Bove responds directly to fourteen questions that the District has heard repeatedly from many members of our community. Some of these questions have surfaced in the last few months, while others are ones we have heard on and off for several years. We hope that by sharing this information directly with our many stakeholders, including parents, staff, students and community members, we can build upon and continue to improve our communication efforts. The questions and answers are also available in written form below.
- Are FUHSD schools overcrowded?
- Have you accounted for possible growth in our student population in the future, particularly as related to new developments like Vallco?
- What is the District doing to mitigate traffic issues?
- What is Measure CC and why do we need another bond?
- What is the difference between a Bond and a Parcel Tax?
- What is the current status of projects at Lynbrook now and for the next bond?
- How much will Measure CC increase my yearly tax bill?
- Why can’t we get the developers to pay for construction that is needed at our sites, since they caused so much of the enrollment growth we saw over the last few years?
- Can the school district, Superintendent or Board of Trustees take a position on a particular development or lobby on behalf of developers?
- If our cities had controlled the growth brought on by recent development, would we even need Measure CC?
- With housing prices rising so rapidly, why isn’t the property tax adequate to cover the costs of construction and modernization?
- Why can’t the district add a sales tax in our community to raise the funds needed for facility improvements? This seems more fair than increasing property taxes.
- What is the time table for when projects would start under Measure CC and how will they be prioritized? Will my student benefit from the construction?
- Why did the District decide not to go out for a parcel tax this year?