Read the most recent Community Letter from Superintendent Dr. Sean McPhetridge
Dear Cabrillo Unified School District Community:
On April 20, 2023, we received the good news that Cabrillo Unified School District has now been recognized for its environmental literacy and sustainability work. CUSD is proud to have now been formally designated as a 2023 California Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Honoree. After several years of school and district actions to operate in a more environmentally sustainable manner, CUSD now has been recognized for these actions with Silver Level recognition, joining a select group of other California districts who have been similarly acknowledged for state recognition of their efforts.
In our 2023 California Green Ribbon School District application, CUSD highlighted the work done over recent years to honor and respect the Coastside environment in numerous new ways.
These actions have included the following milestones:
- establishing school gardens on all our elementary school campuses through our increased partnership with The HEAL Project;
- supporting and expanding upon our existing career technical education pathway in Agricultural Science that now has a throughline through middle school grades;
- installing new and expanded solar power generation infrastructure at both Hatch Elementary School and Cunha Intermediate School;
- piloting and standardizing waste sorting at our schools to provide three-bin sorting for composting, recycling, and trash;
- adoption of district-wide conservation efforts to lessen water and electricity use;
- creation of a sustainability dashboard to make data on energy use and conservation available;
- and regular meetings of students, staff, and community partners in a Board-convened CUSD Environmental Sustainability Committee.
CUSD is proud to have now received this competitive California Green Ribbon School District award.
Now we will continue the actions that have won us this recognition as well as strive to set new goals ahead that can help make our district, our schools, and our local Coastside community greener and more environmentally responsible places to live.
CUSD thanks our many partners for their years of support in this work, including:
- San Mateo County Office of Education
- San Mateo County Office of Sustainability
- The HEAL Project
- Peninsula Clean Energy
- Flows to the Bay
- Republic Services
- and the many students and staff who work daily to learn more about our natural world and take steps to protect it.
As we work to celebrate and remember Earth Day 2023, please know CUSD is very grateful to have now been named a 2023 California Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Honoree.
Sean McPhetridge, Ed.D.
The Cabrillo Unified School District School Governing Board is comprised of five school board members who are elected by the local community. The role of the school board is to provide leadership and oversight of the district. The Board ensures that the district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community.
The term of office for school board members elected in regular elections is four years, beginning on the second Friday in December after their election. The board meets at least once a month at the District Office, 498 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held on Thursday nights at 6 pm. A portion of the board meeting consists of a “closed” session for the purpose of discussing confidential matters, such as personnel or student issues.
District Board of Trustees:
CARMEN DANIELClerkTerm: 2022-2026
|MARY BETH ALEXANDER
What District Area do I belong to?
CUSD residents can visit this map and type in their address to learn which Trustee Area represents them on the CUSD Governing Board.
Who is my District Area representative?
Trustee Area A: Carmen Daniel (Term expires: 2026)
Trustee Area B: Kimberly Hines (Term expires: 2024)
Trustee Area C: Lizet Cortes (Term expires: 2026)
Trustee Area D: Sophia Layne (Term expires: 2024)
Trustee Area E: Mary Beth Alexander (Term expires: 2026)
What does the School Board do?
The Board works with the Superintendent to fulfill its major responsibilities, which includes:
- Setting the direction for the district
- Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure for the district
- Providing support to the Superintendent and staff
- Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of the district’s school
- Providing community leadership and advocacy on behalf of students, the district’s educational program, and public education
- Ensuring that the district is meeting its commitments to parents/guardians, all members of the community, employees, the state of California, laws pertaining to education, and established policies of the district
Governing Board Committees & Assignments
|Committees and Assignments||Board Member(s)|
|San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization||Kimberly Hines / Mary Beth (Backup)|
|Career Technical Education Advisory Committee||Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander|
|City-District (2+2) Committee||Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines|
|CSBA & Legislative Action Representatives||Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines|
|District English Learner Advisory Committee||Lizet Cortes / Carmen Daniel|
|Environmental Sustainability Committee||Lizet Cortes / Mary Beth Alexander|
|Budget Advisory Committee||Mary Beth Alexander / Carmen Daniel|
|Latino Round Table||Lizet Cortes / Sophia Layne|
|Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Alliance||Mary Beth Alexander / Sophia Layne|
|San Mateo County School Board Association||Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander|
Updated: December 14, 2022
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