SBSD Budget Roadshow
We believe it is important for all Solana Beach School District stakeholders to know how the District receives its funding, expends funds, and makes spending decisions. Beginning in early November, a work group comprised of district administrators, principals, teachers, parents, and union leadership began meeting to review the District’s budget components. The purpose of these meetings is to foster understanding which promotes clear and transparent communication regarding the District’s fiscal resources.
This work group is gearing up to present this material to our community in a series of “Budget Roadshow” forums. These discussions will be held throughout the District at various school sites. Please find the dates and locations for the upcoming meetings below:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Solana Santa Fe School
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Solana Pacific School
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Solana Ranch School
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Skyline School
We look forward to your participation with these important and informative collaboration opportunities.
Information for November 1st Carmel Valley Community Meeting
Please find information in preparation for the Carmel Valley community meeting
Carmel Valley Community Meeting Information
On Thursday, November 1 at 6:00pm, Board President, Dr. Schade, Board Member, Ms. King, Superintendent Brentlinger, and staff will be at Solana Ranch School to share information regarding short- and long-term decisions regarding student attendance assignments in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The Board has been deliberating on this topic for over 18 months in preparation for what they thought would be a building phase-in of homes extending out to the year 2030. As you may have noticed, Pardee Homes has accelerated this timeline and expect to complete these neighborhoods as early as 2023. Thus, it has created the need to develop short- and long-term options for students and families much earlier than ever anticipated. Please click here to view the presentation slides.
Measure JJ Working for You!
Students, parents, and community members joined Solana Beach School District representatives on October 25, 2018, for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony to celebrate the newly reconstructed Skyline School.
Photo: Caroline Brown, Vicki King, Holly Lewry, Rich Leib, Debra Schade, Julie Union, and Terry Decker
Photo: Caroline Brown, Terry Decker, Debra Schade, Rich Leib, Vicki King, Holly Lewry, Julie Union, and Jodee Brentlinger
Solana Beach School District Board of Education Continues Discussions on Long-Term Facility Options for Pacific Highlands Ranch
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Solana Beach School District Board of Education (Board) gave staff direction regarding long-term facility options for Pacific Highlands Ranch. The Board requested staff pursue the expansion of the Solana Ranch School campus as well as the utilization of existing facilities for the long-term housing of Solana Beach School District students.
District staff presented options to build a small school #8, expand Solana Ranch School, and/or utilize other existing school facilities. The purpose of the presentation was to receive direction from the Board to eliminate, add, or narrow specific options to bring back to the November 8, 2018, regularly scheduled board meeting.
Due to funding shortfalls of more than $15 million for the property and construction, coupled with annual operation costs of approximately $1.3 million, a small school #8 was deemed as fiscally irresponsible. The Board will take action to officially eliminate the school #8 option at the November 8, 2018, regularly scheduled meeting. Expanding Solana Ranch School maintains a neighborhood school concept and maximizes existing fiscal resources.
The Board gave staff additional areas to explore including: transitioning Solana Highlands School to a K-6 campus, offering transportation within the Carmel Valley area, as well as assigning attendance for the One Paseo Development.
Solana Beach School District Board of Education Assigns Attendance Areas for Pacific Highlands Ranch
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Solana Beach School District Board of Education (Board) voted unanimously to assign student attendance areas for undeveloped housing units in Pacific Highlands Ranch.
The Board recognized the need to assign school attendance boundaries to undeveloped neighborhoods sooner, rather than later. Due to an expedited building schedule, the 515 new single-family homes will begin occupancy between 2019 and 2023. This is five to seven years ahead of schedule.
Maintaining a neighborhood school concept, the importance of student safety and diminished traffic on Del Mar Heights Road were Board priorities.
Housing units in 8A. Sendero are assigned to attend Solana Ranch School (K-6). While 8B. Terraza, 8C. Carmel, and 8D. Vista Del Mar are assigned to attend Carmel Creek (K-3) and Solana Pacific (4-6) schools. Developments 9A. Vista Santa Fe, 9B. and 9C., are assigned to attend Solana Santa Fe School.
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