San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017

San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to local organizations facing food shortages.

In February, the pilot program rescued more than 7,000 pounds of food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals. (YTD: 25,500 recovered meals) 

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School police officers expand knowledge of restorative practices

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Article courtesy of the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network

From March 27 to 29, 10 San Diego Unified School District police officers gathered to learn about restorative justice techniques and how to refer cases to the City Heights Restorative Community Conferencing Pilot Program.

Restorative justice is focused on bringing youth responsible for committing a crime and those harmed by their actions together to agree on how to repair it. It is a tool for school police balancing keeping order at a school with helping guide young people’s development.

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Important facts, materials relating to Emerson-Bandini water testing

Posted: Thursday, March 30th 2017

An NBC 7 report on March 30 contained multiple inaccuracies regarding the district’s work to provide clean, safe drinking water at all of its school sites. Therefore, in order to directly provide the most accurate and up-to-date information to the students, parents and the community we serve, moving forward the district will be updating its website on a regular basis to share the facts in this matter.

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District scores above average on new state accountability system

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th 2017

California launched its new accountability system and San Diego Unified scores are above average on four of the five indicators reported in this early stage of implementation. 

The district achieved the “green” level, which is the second highest level and the state target, on four of the five indicators - Suspension rate, Graduation rate, English language arts, and Mathematics. On the fifth indicator, English learner progress, the district mark was “yellow” or median performance.

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NEWS RELEASE - State Launches New Accountability System; San Diego Unified Scores Above Average

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th 2017

State Launches New Accountability System; San Diego Unified Scores Above Average 

SAN DIEGO – California today launched its new state accountability and continuous improvement system that provides a wealth of new information regarding performance to parents and educators and assists stakeholders in engaging with districts in productive conversations around the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). 

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600 graduating seniors selected to receive free tuition, books at SD Community Colleges

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd 2017

Six-hundred graduating high school seniors are being notified they will receive free tuition and books beginning the fall of 2017 at a San Diego Community College (SDCCD) campus through the San Diego Promise.

The San Diego Promise pays for enrollment fees and books that are not covered by financial aid. In exchange, San Diego Promise participants must to take part in orientation services and map out an education plan, be enrolled in at least 12 units for both fall and spring, provide at least eight hours of community service, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.  

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