NEWS RELEASE - Back-to-School Safety Reminders

Posted: Monday, August 24th 2015


August 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO - With the new school year beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, it is important for students, parents and the public to remember to they need to exercise additional caution on or around school campuses. To ensure maximum safety for all students, the San Diego Unified School District suggests students and parents abide by the following guidelines set by the National Safe Kids Campaign.

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District launches Newscenter, the one-stop-shop for news and information

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2015


San Diego Unified is making it easier for you to learn what students are accomplishing and what’s happening across the district.

They have launched the Newscenter, a one-stop-shop for online visitors to read and watch news about the district, its schools and its students. The site also provides resources for the media.

“The Newscenter enhances the district’s ability to share our stories through multiple mediums,” said Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer.

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Local middle school girls sharpen skills at STEM Camp

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2015


IN THE NEWS: From the outside, it looks like a lesson in arts and crafts. But inside Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab, a group of 30 girls is making something far more complex. They're part of Qcamp, which is designed to inspire middle school girls to pursue education in STEM - which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Armed with duct tape, they're transforming cardboard boxes into a mechanical device called an automaton to create a robotic stuffed animal. Qualcomm started the three-year camp last year with 30 6th grade girls randomly selected from San Diego Unified. The same gro

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New principal appointments announced July 28

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th 2015


Superintendent Cindy Marten announced the additional appointments of several new principals for the 2015-16 school year. Included below is a list of appointments and a short biography. 

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District talks about preschool on KUSI's 'San Diego People'

Posted: Monday, July 27th 2015


Robin McCulloch, director of early childhood education and Horton Elementary teacher Bea German appeared on KUSI's "San Diego People" to discuss the importance of early childhood education and what the district is doing to increase access for low-income families.
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$13 million coming to region for career readiness

Posted: Monday, July 27th 2015


The San Diego County College and Career Readiness Consortium (CCRC) has been awarded a grant for more than $13 million by the California Department of Education. The $13 million grant was one of 40 grants given throughout the state and the only grant awarded in the San Diego region. San Diego Unified's portion of the grant will be more than $2.3 million and the San Diego County Office of Education will manage the grant.

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San Diego Unified Board approves $1.37 Billion 2015-16 budget

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th 2015


The San Diego Unified Board of Education unanimously approved the district's $1.37 billion “students first” budget for 2015-16 that will provide for further reduction of class sizes in lower grades, additional certificated staff at high needs schools, enhanced nursing and counseling services, and more support for English Learners, Special Education and African/African American students.

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