Cupertino Union Schools are Underfunded
CUSD serves about 16,000 students annually with a budget of about $7,700 per student, one of the lowest per-student expenditures in the nation.
CUSD’s per student budget is also lower than our neighbors in Northern California.
City Sunnyvale
Daily Attendance 6,326 students
Local Revenue $9,743 per student
State Aid $659 per student
Foundation $21 per student ($135,000)
Parcel Tax $158 per student
$59 per parcel (1 M)
Combined Total Funds $10,581 per student
Difference from CUSD $2,376
City Los Altos
Daily Attendance 4,379 students
Local Revenue $8,285 per student
State Aid $349 per student
Foundation $799 per student (3.5 M)
Parcel Tax $2352 per student
$790 per parcel (10.3 M)
Combined Total Funds $11,785 per student
Difference from CUSD $3,580
City Santa Clara
Daily Attendance 14,799 students
Local Revenue $9,129 per student
State Aid $863 per student
Foundation Information not available
Parcel Tax $84 per parcel
Combined Total Funds $13,739 per student
Difference from CUSD $5,534
Comparison San Jose
Local Revenue $-
State Aid $-
Foundations $-
Parcel Tax $-
Combined Total Funds $-
Difference from CUSD $-
City Saratoga
Daily Attendance 1,866 students
Local Revenue $14,115 per student
State Aid $379 per student
Foundations $434 per student ($810,000)
Parcel Tax $257 per student
$68 per parcel (480K)
Combined Total Funds $15,180 per student
Difference from CUSD $6,975
City Palo Alto
Daily Attendance 11,164
Local Revenue $16,428 per student
State Aid $429 per student
Foundations Information not available
Parcel Tax $758 per parcel
Combined Total Funds $15,293 per student
Difference from CUSD $7,088
City Cupertino
Attendance 18,279 students
Local Revenue $6,132 per student
State Aid $1,589 per student
Foundation $19 per student ($350,000)
Parcel Tax $465 per student
$250 per parcel (8.5 M)
Combined Total Funds $8,205 per student
Difference from CUSD
This means a teacher working for CUSD could drive just a few miles further from home, and get better pay.