The support of the entire Alameda community is extremely important to the success of our schools. From parent involvement to the support of individual community members and local businesses, broad community backing has allowed our schools to weather difficult economic times and make important facility improvements.
In 2004, Alamedans overwhelmingly supported Measure C, a $63 million bond measure that provided needed funding to build a new school, Ruby Bridges Elementary, and make needed improvements to existing schools such as seismic and accessibility upgrades, and a variety of improvements that have enhanced the learning environment for all students and teachers.
For a list of specific projects, download the Measure C Update – 2009
Latest Measure C Update- November 29, 2011
Measures A & H Parcel Taxes
In 2005 and 2008, in the face of severe state cuts to education funding, Alamedans again generously voted to support Alameda schools by passing Measures A and H, a total of $7 million in parcel taxes that fund critical school programs such as AP courses and athletics, and smaller class sizes. Both parcel taxes were replaced in June 2011 by the district's newest parcel tax, Measure A (2011). See below for more information on Measure A 2011.
Parcel Tax 2011 (Measure A)
On March 8, 2011 Alameda voters approved Measure A by 68.01%. This new parcel tax will generate approximately $12 million per year for seven years. It has replaced the current Measure A and H taxes effective June 2011. For more information on Measure A, visit the Parcel Tax 2011 page.
District Master Plan
The Board of Education and Superintendent Vital have completed a Master Plan early in 2010 that provides a clear roadmap for decision-making over the next several years. As these decisions will impact our entire community, we encourage everyone to get involved. Please check our website for updates on the plan and ways to get involved in the process.
For more information, visit the Master Plan section .
Visit www.alamedaptac.org for information about the Alameda PTA Council.
Alameda Education Foundation
The Alameda Education Foundation believes that every child in the Alameda Unified School District deserves a well-rounded, high-quality education. A vital force in AUSD for more than 25 years, we raise funds to provide programs such as visual and performing arts, sports, AP classes, and scholarships to schools across the district. Looking ahead, we plan on helping the district implement both innovations in technology and new “green” facilities and programs
Local Business Associations
The members of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Greater Alameda Business Association, Park Street Business Association, West Alameda Business Association and Alameda Towne Centre businesses donate products and services to local fundraising efforts.