Yes on H!
Help Oakland Kids Graduate
WITHOUT Increasing Taxes!
Vote Yes on H to reauthorize the College and Career Fund for All Oakland!
Adopted by Oakland voters in 2014, the College and Career for All Initiative (CCFA)
provides local Oakland public high school students with a comprehensive approach to education that integrates challenging academics with career-based learning and real-world work experiences.
CCFA has prepared students for admission to colleges and universities, as well as workforce training programs for high-skilled, high-wage, high-demand careers in 43 District and Charter Career Academies through internship programs, classes at Peralta Community College, and field trips.
If reauthorized by Oakland voters again this year, Measure H would continue this desperately needed funding for a further 14 years, without raising the tax rates property owners currently pay.
To donate by check, please download this form and include it with your check to:
Friends of Oakland Public Schools — Yes on Measure H. FPPC#960997
490 Lake Park Ave #10474
Oakland, CA 94610
Contributions not deductible for tax purposes
Q: Why support Yes on H?
A: Since adopted by voters, these ground-breaking programs have increased graduation rates for Black students by 17.5% – and the gap in graduation rates between Black and white students has decreased by 30%. Measure H will continue these programs to close racial achievement gaps in our Oakland schools, increasing educational equity.
Q: What priorities will Yes on H continue to address?
A: If approved by voters this November, Measure H priorities will include:
✔ Retaining/attracting highly qualified teachers
✔ Increasing the high school graduation rate
✔ Closing student achievement gaps and expanding access to career pathways
✔ Ensuring schools meet children’s essential social, emotional, and academic needs
✔ Expanding mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and transition to job training programs
Q: Does Measure H increase taxes?
A: NO. Measure H simply renews funding previously adopted by Oakland voters, without increasing taxes. Measure H will ensure continued funding for these vital educational programs, without anyone paying more than they currently do.
Q: Is Measure H fiscally accountable?
A: YES. By law, all Measure H money benefits local Oakland schools – not a dime can be taken by Sacramento. An Independent Citizens Oversight Commission will review all spending to ensure funds continue to be spent efficiently, effectively, and as promised to voters. Low-income residents and seniors will continue to be exempt. At least 90% of this funding goes directly to our schools. By law, Measure H will expire in 14 years unless renewed by Oakland voters again.
Join The Effort
In 2014 voters enacted College and Career for All Initiative (CCFA) to increase educational outcomes for Oakland high school students. Since that time:
✔ Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) graduation rates have increased by 12%
✔ For African American students, graduation rates have increased by 17.5%
✔ For Latinx students, graduation rates have increased by 9.5%
✔ Dropout rates have decreased by 11% for all students
✔ For African American males, the dropout rate has decreased by 17%