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San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

October 9, 2019
San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

SAN JOSÉ, CA - Outperforming many comparable school districts on statewide results of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, the San José Unified School District experienced similar performance to 2018 on the SBAC, according to a recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) report by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition, San José Unified outperformed the state…

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Pioneer High School Takes Proactive Stance to Support Students’ Mental Well-Being : Opens Wellness Center on Campus

September 24, 2019

San Jose, CA, Sept. 24, 2019 –The number of teens, ages 13 to 17, experiencing some form of anxiety disorder has been steadily rising with seven in ten teens today saying they see anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers, according to a 2018 Pew Research Survey.  Observing the rising needs in their own student population, students and staff at…

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Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

August 5, 2019

San José Unified’s RISE program helping to fill need but openings persist

San Jose, CA,  August 5, 2019 – The number of students between ages 3 and 21 receiving special education services is rising, according to a report released by the Department of Education.  In the report, “Condition of Education 2018,” data showed the number of public school students receiving special education services under…

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San José Unified to Continue to Offer Free and Reduced-Price Meals: School Year 2019-2020

July 17, 2019

SAN JOSÉ, CA – July 18, 2019: San José Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and CACFP Afterschool Supper and Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less…

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Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Looking for New Members

June 3, 2019
Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Looking for New Members

2018/2019 Annual Report Now Available

San José, Calif.  June 3, 2019 - San José Unified School District (SJUSD) is now accepting applications to serve on the volunteer independent oversight committee for the Measure H Bond Measure passed in 2012. Members of the Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) are asked to serve two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019.  Applicants must meet at least one…

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San José Unified Recognizes Employees of the Year

May 15, 2019
San José Unified Recognizes Employees of the Year

SAN JOSÉ, CA, May 15, 2019—San José Unified recognized the outstanding achievements of its employees during the 2018-19 school year at the district’s annual Employee Service Awards at Gunderson High School held on May 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.. This event recognizes the contributions of teachers as well as classified and other employees. The following individuals were named San José Unified…

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San José Unified Teachers Selected for The Tech Academies of Innovation Fellowship

April 26, 2019
Four teachers to participate in two-year Mechanical and Software Engineering Education program sponsored by The Tech’s Bowers Institute

April 26, San Jose, CA—Four San José Unified School District teachers have been chosen to participate in the award-winning “The Tech Academies” fellowship program. Teachers Laura Joy Lamkin and Rebecca Lunceford from Galarza Elementary and Anson Lam and Kimberly Masegian from Carson Elementary will join a…

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San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

April 15, 2019
San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

San José, Calif. April 14, 2019 – In an effort to provide equitable internet access to all higher division students, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) has partnered with the 1Million Project for the third year in a row.  Students in grades 9-12 who do not have reliable internet access in their homes will have the opportunity to obtain free Wi-Fi…

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Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

March 20, 2019
Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo  Future Chefs Challenge

San Jose, CA,  March 19, 2019 -  What’s the best way to encourage kids to eat healthy snacks?  Have them make it themselves! That’s the idea behind Sodexo’s Annual Future Chefs Challenge.  Now in its 9th year, the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge encourages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students nationwide to take an active part in making healthy food choices while being creative in the…

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San José Unified to Host Town Hall Meeting at Gunderson High School Monday, February 4, 2019

January 24, 2019
San José Unified to Host Town Hall Meeting at  Gunderson High School Monday, February 4, 2019

Who: San José Unified School District (SJUSD) will host the second of three community town halls during the 2018-2019 school year. Members of the community are invited to attend the event along with San José Unified staff, parents, students and community leaders. Attendees are encouraged to bring forth any questions, comments or feedback regarding San José Unified.

What: An open forum, members…

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