VIDEO. From the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 at 6:00pm, in person only.
Recommendation to Governing Board
Staff now recommend adopting the elementary school boundary revisions that were proposed by CUSD’s demographer and staff back in April and selected as the most viable options by the Governing Board at that time. Should these new elementary school boundary revisions now be adopted by CUSD’s Governing Board, the enrollment boundaries would take effect beginning in August of 2024, and all newly enrolled students would be assigned based on these finalized elementary school boundary changes.
5.a.1 Proposal Elementary School Enrollment Boundary Adjustments 2023
To ensure Cabrillo Unified School District’s elementary schools have balanced enrollment to operate efficiently, CUSD engaged demographer Tom Williams to review demographic trends, update enrollment projections, and explore elementary school boundary changes. At its April meeting, the CUSD Governing Board directed staff to engage the community regarding proposed elementary boundary changes beginning in 2024.
In 2019-2020, CUSD had changed Hatch Elementary School enrollment boundaries so that Moonridge students could attend their local neighborhood school. Due to COVID-19, the Governing Board’s direction to propose further TK-5 boundary changes was put on hold so that district staff could focus on the district’s response to the pandemic. Cabrillo Unified School District saw further enrollment declines in recent years, similar to most districts in California. Hence, staff worked with the district’s demographer to first analyze and then propose elementary school boundary changes in an effort to rebalance elementary school enrollment across the district. The Governing Board then directed staff to seek community input on proposed changes in order to help realize the goal of rebalancing and right-sizing CUSD TK-5 elementary school enrollments.
Tonight, the Board will hear and consider a presentation of staff recommendations for the currently proposed elementary school boundary adjustments to achieve balanced enrollment and more efficient school operations.
Demographer Discusses Alternatives for Right-sizing Cabrillo Unified School District Elementary Schools
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.
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
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent