LETTER. From Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) Superintendent, Sean McPhetridge.
“Last year the CUSD Governing Board committed itself to a focus on serving all students well by establishing the district’s first ever equity statement. This year, CUSD will take the next step in this mission-driven work by engaging in an equity audit that will help prepare us for a strategic planning process in the new calendar year.
Throughout all of this, we continue as a district and community to commit to excellence and equity ahead as we maintain our focus on continuous and sustainable program improvements. As we now welcome you back to the new CUSD school year, please know we thank you for joining us and partnering with us in our commitment to Coastside students and families. We look forward to working with you this year.”
Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) Meetings ~ 2nd Thursday @ 7:00pm
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The Cabrillo Unified School District is located just south of San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Coast. The District was established on July 1, 1965 and encompasses an area of approximately 135 square miles. The District currently operates four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one high school, a continuation school, and an adult education program.
The mission of the Cabrillo Unified School District – an exemplary learning community committed to valuing our distinct cultural identities – is to develop critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who actively participate in their individual learning and development and are fully prepared to embrace their next challenge. We accomplish this by utilizing our unique natural resources and engaging the entire Coastside community and its partners in providing a rich and academically rigorous curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.
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:
|MARY BETH ALEXANDER
Clerk to the Governing Board
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||Freya McCamant (Sophia Layne, back-up)|
|Career Technical Education Advisory Committee||Freya McCamant & Lizet Cortes|
|City-District (2+2) Committee||Mary Beth Alexander & Freya McCamant|
|CSBA & Legislative Action Representatives||Kimberly Hines & Sophia Layne|
|District English Learner Advisory Committee||Lizet Cortes (Sophia Layne, back-up)|
|Environmental Sustainability Committee||Freya McCamant & Lizet Cortes|
|Budget Advisory Committee||Mary Beth Alexander & Sophia Layne|
|Latino Round Table||Sophia Layne & Lizet Cortes|
|LGBTQ Round Table||Sophia Layne & Kimberly Hines|
|Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Alliance||Mary Beth Alexander & Sophia Layne|
|San Mateo County School Board Association||Mary Beth Alexander & Sophia Layne|
|Visual and Performing Arts Committee||Kimberly Hines & Lizet Cortes|
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent