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Parcel Tax

General Information


On March 6, 2001, 68.4% of the voters in the Cambrian School District approved Measure A, a parcel tax that improves children's academic performance, helps to limit class size, improves teaching quality, and expands art, science, music, technology, and physical education.  This parcel tax took effect on July 1, 2001, and is adjusted annually by changes in the Consumer Price Index for the Bay Area. The tax rate for 2020-21 is $100.60.

The parcel tax will generate approximately $880,049 for the 2020-21 fiscal year (June 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021). 

A parcel is defined as any unit of land within the District's boundaries that now receives a separate tax bill from the Santa Clara County Tax Collector's Office. For more details by phone, please call 408-377-2103 and ask for our Controller within our Business Department

An exemption shall be granted for any parcel owned by one or more persons 65 years of age or over who occupies said parcel as a principal residence, upon annual application for exemption. All property that is exempt from ad valorem property tax shall be exempt from this special tax.  Parcel tax exemption application or exemption renewal for the 2021-22 fiscal year are due by May 31, 2021.  See links below for the necessary forms that need to be completed.  Forms should be submitted IN PERSON to the District Office located at 4115 Jacksol Drive in San Jose, attention: Controller, Business Department.


Voters in the Cambrian School District approved Measure H, a parcel tax that took effect July 1, 2018, and generates $736,512 for improvements within the District, including funding for math, science, reading, engineering, technology, and arts, to retain highly qualified teachers and maintain class sizes. This parcel tax will assess $84 per parcel per tax year and will sunset on 6/30/26.

Parcel Tax Exemption Form

We thank the Cambrian community for continuing to support our highly engaging educational program at our six school sites.