SARCs are available on the District’s public and internal webpages, along with their translations in Spanish and Vietnamese (as determined by schools’ language demographics). Continue reading
SAUSD Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips Highlights Successes, Growth During 2017 State of the District Breakfast
Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district.
(Oct. 13, 2017) – Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips welcomed and addressed more than 400 business and community leaders during the annual Superintendent’s State of the District Breakfast on Oct. 13, 2017 at Godinez Fundamental High School. The event was sponsored by SAUSD and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. Phillips provided a key note address in her State of the District message highlighting the District’s successes, challenges, and plans of action to ensure all students are being prepared for college and careers and to be productive citizens of our society. Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district. Continue reading
Do you live in Santa Ana? If you have kids then you need to know that you don’t have to put them in our local schools. That said there are some fine schools in Santa Ana. But are they the best ones for your kids?
Parents are allowed to indicate a preference for the school which their child will attend, irrespective of the child’s place of residence within the district. And surrounding school districts have to honor this parental preference if their schools have sufficient capacity without displacing other currently enrolled students, according to California Education Code Section 35160.5(b).
So what school districts are the best ones in our area? Continue reading
Saturday, October 22, 2016
(October 17, 2016) – The Santa Ana Unified School District invites parents, students, and community members interested in learning about the unique opportunities and programs available to students at its 57 schools to attend “We are SAUSD School Choice Fair,” to be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in downtown Santa Ana on 4th Street.
“Our focus is to prepare all of our students for college and career beginning as early as preschool, so our School Choice Fair is a great opportunity for parents to get a head start on the variety of options that we have for their children so that they can plan and make the best decisions for their education,” said Dr. Stefanie Phillips, Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District. Continue reading
A group of parents is staging a rally at the SAUSD School Board meeting on Oct. 13, 2015, at 5 pm, at 1601 East Chestnut Ave., in Santa Ana.
These parents appear to be blaming the teachers for the district’s woes. However some of their goals are laudatory. They are calling for more tutoring, after-school programs and sports.
The crux of the argument against the teachers appears to be the money generated by Prop. 30, which is referred to as the Local Control Funding Formula. The teachers want a raise but these parents are clamoring for the money to be spent “in the classroom.” Continue reading
Here is the comment Iglesias posted – that riled up the teachers’ union:
I disagree with the notion of a huge pay increase for teachers. In Santa Ana teachers with 10 years plus seniority are receiving an average of $95k / year + benefits for 180 days of instruction days. And a day is only 6 hours of work including lunch and nutrition.. which will only be 5 hours of instruction total. If you divide $95, 000 by 180 days = $527/ day and divide by 5 hours= $105 an hour. With that type of investment for our teachers I believe our students should be receiving high quality instruction and excelling academically.
Entry level for a teacher is $55k a year plus benefits for 6 months of instruction. If they teach summer school or tutor after school that is additional pay. So can you justify a huge salary increase????
Monday, March 10, 2014
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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis. Each year, an estimated one million elementary school students are truant and 250,000 elementary school students miss 18 or more school days at a cost of $1.4 billion in lost funds to California school districts. Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Benefits 124,262 Students in Orange County
Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org generated $1 million to help fund 1,051 eligible classroom projects for local public school teachers and students
BREA, CALIF., Jan. 6, 2014 – Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and DonorsChoose.org today announced that the 2013 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Orange County, benefitting 1,051 local public school classroom projects, including nearly 600 resources to help support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and impacting 124,262 students. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: November 19, 2013
SANTA ANA – Turkey dinners will be awarded tomorrow to 851 at-risk students who succeeded in Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership’s (OC GRIP) 4th annual Thanksgiving challenge to improve their attendance, behavior, and grades in time for Thanksgiving.
Ralphs/Food 4 Less and Saddleback Church donated double the number of turkey dinners, over 850 this year compared to 400 in years past, as part of the ongoing OC GRIP gang prevention effort to keep kids in school and out of gangs. The total donation is valued at over $25,000. OC GRIP extended the incentive to twice as many students at 43 schools this year compared to the previously-participating 23 schools. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rick Miller, Ph.D. New Superintendent of Santa Ana USD
SANTA ANA, CA – September 24, 2013 – After conducting a nationwide search, the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education has appointed Rick Miller, Ph.D., as its new superintendent. “Our community demanded that this Board find a proven leader that would have a genuine commitment to the success of the students and families of Santa Ana. I believe that we have delivered with the appointment of Dr. Miller,” said Board President José Alfredo Hernández, J.D.
Dr. Miller brings 40 years of educational experience to Santa Ana, including twenty-two years as a superintendent in both California and Idaho. For the past five years, he has served as superintendent for the Riverside Unified School District. He holds four academic degrees including a Ph.D. in education; Ed. Sp. (Education Specialist) in educational administration; M.Ed. (Masters in Education) in educational administration and higher education; and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He has also authored several articles and presented at state and national conferences. Continue reading
The possible appointment is on the agenda for this Tuesday’s SAUSD School Board meeting, available here, as item #13: Appointment of SAUSD Superintendent of Schools and Approval of Employment Agreement. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education has suspended sanctions against 42 academically struggling Santa Ana Unified schools, after approving an unprecedented waiver of No Child Left Behind requirements for eight California school districts on Tuesday, according to the O.C. Register.
School districts in San Francisco, Oakland and six other California cities were granted the same reprieve. The waiver, granted by the Obama administration, means the districts will no longer be required to label low-performing schools as failures and require that they make staffing or other changes in hopes of boosting test scores, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Continue reading
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Contact: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 558-5555, Deidra.Powell@sausd.us
SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDES FREE LUNCHES THROUGH SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
SANTA ANA, CA — June 20, 2013 – The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) will be participating in a free summer lunch program at 47 schools and 8 park sites within the district boundary between June 18th to August 16th. Continue reading
“One meeting after the celebration of selecting a new superintendent, the Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education will face a grim prospect: a potential financial shortfall totaling nearly $60 million,” according to the Garden Grove Journal.
The Garden Grove Journal also reported that “At the last meeting the board voted to choose Gabriela Mafi as the new top educator, replacing Laura Schwalm this summer.” Continue reading