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Upcoming Events

October Spirit Day: Superhero Day 10/18

October 18th is Superhero Day.

Superhero Day text and students dressed with superhero cape.

During our Bobcat Assembly on 10/4, students learned that Superhero Day will be our first spirit day of the year.  Students can dress up as their favorite superhero on 10/18.  Let's show our spirit Bobcats!!

Public Notice: View Draft Maps of New Trustee Areas

The Board will hold a public hearing on October 24, 2019 to receive input on the demographer’s proposed trustee area maps.

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The Campbell Union School District’s Governing Board is currently elected under an “at-large” election system, where trustees are elected by voters of the entire District. On September 19, 2019, the Board adopted Resolution #2019-20-10, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.

On October 24, 2019, at 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, the demographer’s proposed trustee area maps will be presented to the Board.* Following the presentation, the Board will hold the first of two required public hearings to receive community input on the proposed trustee-area maps and sequence of elections.

Pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(2), the proposed trustee area maps will be published seven days before they are presented to the Board on October 24, 2019. The proposed trustee area maps will be posted on Campbell Union School District’s website and also available to view at the District Office starting on October 17, 2019.

*Please note: Trustee area maps do NOT alter school attendance area boundaries.

Bringing Out Students’ Best and Maintaining Quality Instruction

A Message from the Superintendent

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We’re proud of the success that our elementary and middle school students achieve. Maintaining high-quality teachers and instructional programs with less funding in our pricey Bay Area housing market presents a great challenge to that success.

School districts throughout the Bay Area, including ours, are experiencing declining enrollment. Over the past three years, Campbell Union School District has seen a 6.5 percent decline in enrollment, resulting in a drop in average daily attendance (ADA) funding, the major backbone to State funding for our schools.

Great teachers are at the center of student achievement, especially in core academic and advanced programs, and State funding is critical to keeping teachers hired, class sizes down, and quality instruction for all students. Over the past few years, the district has experienced a high turnover of teachers, due to the cost of living in the Silicon Valley. Dozens of highly-qualified teachers have left for more affordable areas. Without additional funding, our neighborhood elementary and middle schools may continue to lose great teachers.

We need to respond with local solutions.

To protect quality education for the district’s elementary and middle school students, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board is considering placing a parcel tax measure on a future ballot. All of the funds would be locally controlled, would benefit schools in our own district, and could not be taken away by the State or used for other purposes. There also would be an exemption process for senior citizens.

For more information and to participate in a short survey, please visit the “Proposed Measure” page on our district’s website.

Free film, Child Disrupted, explores issues of technology and children

October 23 community screening includes Spanish subtitles and panel discussion

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Experts in the fields of neuroscience, occupational therapy, addiction, psychology, and sociology, examine the reality behind fears about the effects of screen time on children. A Question-and-Answer session follows with Filmmaker Krista Riihimiki, Common Sense Media Regional Manager Jaime Nunez, and local educators, mental health experts and policymakers. Spanish interpretation service will be available.

Wed., October 23, 2019 • 6-8 p.m.

Campbell Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell CA

RSVP to: childdisrupted.eventbrite.com

Make It a Super Year!

Parents and Teachers Make the Difference for Students.

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Keeping school-and-home communication open and productive is a super way to support your child's education.

This week, parents across the district are meeting with teachers to talk about how to help their child have a successful school year. Many have already viewed their child’s individual California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) reports by logging into their Parent PowerSchool accounts so they can discusss them with the teacher and set goals for their children.

For more ideas about supporting learning at home, ask your child’s teacher, the school principal, or visit our Helping at Home webpage.