Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update

Posted: Friday, April 25th 2014

lcap Since January, San Diego Unified has been actively engaged in the development of our three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a new requirement by the state of California, in which district’s identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across eight performance indicators.

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Art of Science Incubator taps three district staff members as Fellows

Posted: Thursday, April 3rd 2014

The Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation San Diego, the local branch of a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM workforce, has named three San Diego Unified staff members as Fellows.

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Cluster meetings provide setting for community input on the district's LCAP

Posted: Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks to the hundreds of parents, students,administrators, teachers, support staff and community members who participated in the district’s five Vision 2020 forums, centered around creating quality schools in every neighborhood. Your input was vital to the future of our schools as well to the development of the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Looking ahead, LCAP workshops have now been scheduled at the Cluster level.

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Safe handling training means safer home-grown greens

Posted: Thursday, January 23rd 2014

It's one thing to grow fruits and vegetables on campus, but knowing that San Diego Unified School District's cafeterias abide by strict heath standards means special training to ensure that school grown food makes it to campus tables, part of the Garden to Café program.

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Budget process for 2014-15 "puts students and schools first"

Posted: Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Planning for the 2014-15 school year "reflects our collective vision" and is being shaped by a multi-disciplinary team, Superintendent Cindy Marten told the Board of Education when she presented her proposed 2014-15 budget on Jan. 21. The team approached the process, Marten explained, by reviewing the district’s vision for equity and excellence in all schools and classrooms rather than asking how much money is available and how much needs to be cut. The proposed budget puts the priorities squarely on students with improvements and enhancements to educational program, including:

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New laws affect education in 2014

Posted: Saturday, January 11th 2014

Here's a rundown on new laws that affect education in California.

SB 73 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Chapter 29) Energy: Proposition 39 Implementation. Effective immediately.

This is the budget vehicle for the allocation of Proposition 39 energy efficiency funds for local educational agencies and community college districts. Stipulates the minimum required information the recipients of the funds must submit in order to receive the funds. Makes LEAs subject to front-end verification and back-end public tracking and reporting.

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Recycling is a way of life at San Diego Unified... and saves taxpayers money

Posted: Thursday, November 14th 2013

Did you know the majority of waste generated in classrooms and even lunch courts is recyclable or can be turned into compost, saving taxpayers $34,000 a month? As the nation celebrates America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, San Diego Unified students are taking the lead in recycling by participating in campus environmental clubs, Green Teams, Planet Protectors clubs, student body recycling efforts, and more.

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Education leader Diane Ravitch praises San Diego Unified

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Diane Ravich IN THE NEWS: In a two-part interview on The Daily Show, she sites San Diego Unified as one district doing things right. Note: Interview is in two parts; Ravitch mentions San Diego Unified in the second part of the interview.

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