Category Archives: San Elijo Elementary
It is with great sadness that we want to share that one the PE Instructional Aides at San Elijo Elementary has unexpectedly lost her husband and father to her three children (two areat SEES). You may not know them, but if you have children at SEES, They most certainly know The Courtney’s and the smile that Ms. Jannean DiTullo Courtney has for everyone. Here is a link to a fundraiser for their family. http://www.gofundme.com/bobcourtneyfund
Agenda Item 5 – introduction to New Management Employees
Pending approval from board.. A new vice principal will be at San Marcos High School
Pending approval from the board – New principal for the Mission Hills High School
Pending approval from the board – former principal of mission high school and will be in district office of student services
Pending approval from board – new director of secondary schools in district office
Pending approval from board- new principal at Richland Elementary
Pending approval from board – new director of Human Resources in the district
Agenda item 3 – DELAC – district learner advisory committee
This program is to be an advocate for English learner students in the district and help provide support for families.
This group is asking for a member of the Latino group and or a member of the DELAC to be invited to the PAC meeting and area boundaries meeting.
Agenda item 4 – construction San Marcos High School update
Today the sports facilities are moving into the gym.
Facilities has moved off campus and equipment and this will help with cost for leases.
Building G is beginning for construction the big field lights are down.
They are working on the intersection and traffic flow this summer.
Will be completing the basketball courts outside for kids to use next year.
When school starts next year, the students will still be entering and editing the school the same way.
School Area Boundaries are 6th on the agenda. We just finished agenda item 1.
Agenda item 2 Mission Hills HS baseball team. They took the CIF Titile.
New K-8 is not apart of Prop K funding.
Your CFD taxes are not allocated to a specific school. It goes towards total infrastructure of San Marcos.
The K-8 new school design – learn from prior projects and make the improvements
Art and science labs
Multi media, technology , library
Main entry and lobby
Fix the parking problems
shade for lunch area
Gym and lockers to accommodate middle school
Considering the ages and ensuring each will have a meaningful learning experience
1500 kids and build second story and about 22 acres for site.
Again working on fine tuning the pickup drop off for safety.
The property is not in escrow still negotiating.
If they do not get this site they will go further down the hill on the other side of Twin Oaks.
Some of the members of the board here to answer questions are:
District Human Resources
District People Services
District for school ciriculum
Staff from San Elijo elementary
Staff from San Elijo middle
District committee- reviewed current enrollment in district, developed guiding principles for reviewing proximity , safety, diversity, reviewed demographics .
Reviewed proposals, goal was to come up with a consensus . Realigned maps several times to find an appropriate proposal.
Gary Hamils- is speaking now
History of district – state agency. We report to state . They set rules and goals. Use to be Richmond school district and our high school use to be Escondido high school.
Unified in 1976 to be the San Marcos school district. Made up of the following cities.
Original boundaries – San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido ,
San Elijo elementary k-5 and discovery
San Elijo middle
San Marcos high school
Original design to have 3 schools – the Belmont area was suppose to be the third school.
At the time the cost for that school was 15 million to buy. School district did not have the money to pay for that property. Therefore they had to give up the space.
I’m here at the San Elijo Middle school at 6:31pm waiting for the meeting to start. Discussing the proposed attendance area boundaries for San Marcos school district and specifically San Elijo Hills community. Members of the school board are here to inform the community and take our questions. Please excuse some typos bc I will be live blogging .
Hello San Elijo Community,
The district has made available the attendance area maps that will be presented to the SMUSD Board on June 10th for approval.
If you have trouble following the link, please visit the District’s homepage and click on Attendance Area Revisions.
I am still waiting for a date for our community meeting with District staff. We will notify you as soon as we receive this.
Carolyn Kalicki Principal
San Elijo Elementary
The meeting is over we will post a wrap up and next steps. Thanks for following our 1st live blog. Please post and share your feedback here or on our Facebook page.