Business Services is committed to serving the fiscal and operational needs of Union School District's departments and schools. This unit develops, monitors, and coordinates the district’s budget and accounting systems including:
Budget Planning and Adoption
Fiscal Reporting to federal, state and county agencies and programs
Accounts Receivable and Payables
Vendor Contracting Oversight
Payroll Processing and Record Keeping
Employee Benefits Management
Risk Management and Insurance
Union School District utilizes effective cash management, accounting, and auditing practices to remain compliant with generally accepted account principles and governmental account standards.
The District’s vision is to create 21st century teaching and learning environments throughout the district. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students are future ready. We’re committed to enhancing educational excellence in the district by embedding technology to engage, inspire, and empower student learning. We’ve been able to make this possible, thanks to your support of Measure J in June 2014.
On June 3, 2014, voters passed Measure J for a $125 million bond measure. This measure authorizes funding for needed school repairs, upgrades, new construction and technology projects. Proposition 39 required a 55% majority for approval; Measure J was passed by 68.83%.
Learn more about the Citizens' Bond Measure Oversight Committee.
Measure B parcel tax was passed on November 3, 2015 which is the continuation of the Measure H parcel tax and provides funding for our local schools. Measure B was passed by 74.77%. This special tax money is used directly by the Union School District to support high academic achievement for Union Elementary School District students by protecting strong academic programs like English, reading, writing, math and science; retaining qualified teachers; keeping schools safe; expanding rigorous science, technology, engineering and math programs district-wide and helping maintain smaller class sizes.
Independent oversight and annual financial audits of revenues and expenditures help to ensure accountability and that all funds are used to support education with no funds used for administrators’ salaries.
Learn more about Parcel Tax Exemptions and the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.
Government Code Section 65995 and California Education Code Section 17620 allow school districts to levy fees on residential and/or commercial/industrial projects within a school district's boundaries. The State Allocation Board (SAB) sets the per-square-foot Level 1 school impact fees ("Developer Fees") every two (even) years at its January meeting.
Per an agreement with Campbell Union High School District, Union Elementary School District collects 70% of the developer fees and Campbell Union High School District collects 30%, at their respective district offices.
Fees apply to all new construction and additions; with the exception of residential projects less than 500 square feet.
Fees may be paid by cash, check or money order at the Union School District Office, 5175 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124. Please make checks payable to Union School District (USD).
As of 3/16/20: Please call (408) 558-4202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to pay developer fees. Thank you for your understanding of this procedure change during the COVID-19 incident.
For City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara permits, please be sure to bring your paperwork with you. Town of Los Gatos permits are emailed directly to the USD office upon issuance.
For additional information, please contact Colleen Thompson at (408) 377-8010 ext. 44202 or email@example.com.
Business Services Extensions
44206 Accounts Payable
44231 Fiscal Services
44202 Bond Projects
44202 Business Services
44204 Certificated Payroll
44209 Classified Payroll
44203 Food Services
44215 Grounds Department
44215 Maintenance & Operations