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Trustee

Office
Term Expires
Phone Number/Email

Dan Cunnison

President 2020

563-6777

dcunnison@hopeschooldistrict.org
Kristi Newton Member 2018

 

knewton@hopeschooldistrict.org

Brian Johnson Clerk 2020

 

bjohnson@hopeschooldistrict.org

Jeffrey Polito
Member
2018

 

jpolito@hopeschooldistrict.org

Tony Winterbauer
Member
2018
682-0097

twinterbauer@hopeschooldistrict.org

 

 
Meeting Dates
This list of tentative meeting dates for 2017 was established at the December 12, 2016, Organizational Meeting. Dates may be changed as necessary. Special meetings may also be scheduled as needed. Please check Agendas of Upcoming Meetings for the most up-to-date information.


Scheduled Regular Board Meetings

Monday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope School Multi-Purpose Room***
Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope School Multipurpose Room***
Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, December 11 Meeting is Postponed and Will be Rescheduled
December Meeting has been Rescheduled for Friday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room

 

** Note change from originally scheduled meeting date.

*** Note change in meeting location

Scheduled Special Board Meetings

Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope School Multi-Purpose Room
Monday, April 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the Hope District Office, Closed Session Meeting
Monday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. in the Hope District Board Room, Closed Session Meeting

Tuesday, June 13th at 12:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room
Monday, November 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room

 
Board Goals

Student Academic Achievement

The district instructional program shall promote the development and achievement of all students.

  • Students scoring below the proficiency level on required state assessments will receive tailored academic intervention in class and/or outside the school day. 
  • Students who achieve at the highest levels will have access to specialized programs tailored to their abilities. 
  • The district will actively support staff in the use of innovative teaching practices that advance student achievement.

 

Student Health, Wellness, and Citizenship

The district will promote education of the whole child and advance responsible citizenship.

The district will ...

  • investigate creative strategies to improve student nutrition at school and at home. 
  • promote physical activity at school and at home preparing students to meet or exceed the state standards for physical fitness.   
  • actively support positive social and emotional development for all students. 
  • encourage and provide opportunities for students to actively participate in and contribute to their community.

 

Communication

The district will communicate in an open and positive manner.

  • The Board of Trustees and superintendent will increase visits to school sites. 
  • The district will utilize technology to improve communication with parents, staff, and the community. 
  • The district will sustain an active dialogue with the community regarding the changes associated with the transition to basic aid funding, including holding periodic board meetings at each campus.

 

Fiscal Accountability

The district will utilize sound business principles to responsibly manage the transition from revenue limit to basic aid funding.

The district will ...

  • develop a plan for optimal utilization of district owned facilities as enrollment declines. 
  • investigate proactive strategies to enhance revenues and maintain responsible reserves. 
  • partner with teachers and staff to explore creative strategies to best compensate them during the transition to basic aid and beyond.
 
Board Agenda
The official copy of the Board of Trustees agenda is posted in the main office of the Hope School District, 3970 La Colina Road, Ste. 14,  Santa Barbara, CA 93110. The agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of a regular Board meeting.The agenda is posted 24 hours in advance of a special Board meeting. As a service to Internet users, the Board of Trustees meeting agendas are posted on this web site. Every effort is made to upload the information in a timely fashion. However, the official, time-sensitive posting of the agenda continues to be the posting that takes place at the District Office.
If you require special accommodations or translation services at a Board meeting, please contact the Hope District office at 682-2564.

Organizational and Regular Board Meeting

Rescheduled For:

December 15,2017

Regular Session at 12:00 p.m.

Hope District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

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Agenda

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Items (click here)

 

Organizational Meeting

Resolution 17/18-08 (click here)

Action Items

First Interim Report (click here)

5000 Policy Series Adoption (click here)

Solicitation of Funds Monte Vista (click here)

Discussion Items

Consideration of November 1 Professional Development Day
(click here)

First Reading of 9000 Series Board Policy (click here)

Superintendent's Report & LCAP Update

Superintendent's Report (click here)


 

Regular Board Meeting

November 13, 2017

Closed Session at 6:30 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.

Hope District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

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Agenda

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Consent Items

Minutes September 11, 2017 (click here)

Minutes October 9, 2017 (click here)

Minutes November 6, 2017 (click here)

Warrant Registry Sheets (click here)

Correspondence

Santa Barbara USD GATE Testing (click here)

CSBA Delegate Nominations (click here)

Reports

Budget Update (click here)

Dashboard Local Indicators (click here)

Action Items

AB 1200 (click here)

District Analysis of Employment Agreement Review (click here)

Collective Bargaining Agreement (click here)

Increase Special Education Position (click here)

GATE Project Proposal (click here)

Second Reading BP 3470 Debt Issuance and Management (click here)

Second Reading AR 5111.1 District Residency (click here)

Facility Use Fee Request (click here)

Solicitation of Funds (click here)

5000 Series First Reading (click here)

Superintendent's Report

Superintendent's Responsibilities/Goals/2017-18 (click here)


Special Board Meeting

November 6, 2017

5:30 P.M.

Hope District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Town Hall Meeting

and Regular Board Meeting

October 9, 2017

7:00 P.M.

Hope School Multi-Purpose Room

3970-A La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110


Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Correspondence

2017-18 LCAP Approval (click here)

2017-18 Adopted Budget Approval (click here)

Adopted Budget Analysis and Recommendations (click here)

Consent Agenda

Consent Items (click here)

Report

Developer Fee Justification Study (click here)

Action Items

Instructional Materials Resolution (click here)

Certification of Standards-Aligned Instructional Materials (click here)

Developer Fees Resolution (click here)

MOU with HDTA (click here)

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report (click here)

Request for Facilities Fees Reduction (click here)

Second Reading of 5000 Series Board Policies (click here)

Information Items

Board Policy 3470 Debt Issuance and Management-First Reading (click here)

Revised AR 5111.1 District Residency-First Reading (click here)

Superintendent's Report (click here)


Regular Board Meeting

September 11, 2017

Regular Session at 7:00 P.M.

Hope School District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Consent Items (click here)

Information Items

Staffing Report(click here)

District Organizational Chart (click here)

Prop 39 Annual Report (click here)

Budget Update (click here)

Action Items

2016-17 Unaudited Actuals(click here)

Gann Limit Resolution (click here)

Education Protection Account Funds Expenditures (click here)

Declaration of Residency Form (click here)

Approval of Independent Study Policy (click here)

Adoption of Policies in 5000 Series (click here)

Approval of Proposed Fundraisers (click here)

Discussion Item

First Reading of Policies in 5000 Series (click here)

Superintendent's Report/LCAP Update

September Superintendent's Report (click here)

Regular Board Meeting

August 28, 2017

Closed Session at 5:30 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 P.M.

Hope School District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Consent Items (click here)

Budget Update (click here)

Action Items

Educator Effectiveness Plan (click here)

Resolution 17/18-03 Delegation of Board Powers and Duties (click here)

Resolution 17/18-04 Designation of SIPE Representatives (click here)

BP and AR 1330 Use of Facilities (click here)

AR 5111.1 District Residency (click here)

Discussion Items

Board Policies 5000 Series (click here)

BP and AR 6158 Independent Study (click here)


Regular Board Meeting

June 12, 2017

Closed Session at 6:30 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 P.M.

Hope School District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Correspondence (click here)

Consent Agenda Items (click here)

Public Hearings


2017-18 Budget Adoption (click here)
Estimated General Fund Cash Flow (click here)

Action Items (click here)

Discussion Item (click here)

Superintendent's Report (click here)

Special Board Meeting

June 13, 2017

12:00 P.M.

Hope School District Board Room
3970 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Regular Board Meeting

May 8, 2017

Closed Session at 6:00 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.

Hope School District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Meeting Agenda (click here for agenda)

Correspondence
Continuing Disclosure Annual Report (click here)
EMMA Confirmation (click here)

Consent Items (click here)

ReportBudget Update (click here)

Action Items (click here)

TRAN Resolution (click here)

Discussion Item (click here)

Superintendent's Report/LCAP Update (click here)

Regular Board Meeting

April 10, 2017

Closed Session at 6:45 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.

Hope School District Board Room

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Correspondence (click here)

Consent Items (click here)

Action Items (click here)

Superintendent's Report (click here)

Special Board Meeting

April 3, 2017

Closed Session at 5:30 P.M.

Hope School District Office

3970 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Regular Board Meeting

March 13, 2017

Closed Session at 6:00 P.M.

Regular Session at 7:00 PM

Hope School Multi-Purpose Room

3970-A La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110

Consent Items (click here)

Second Interim Report (click here)

Proposition 39 Funding Audit (click here)

Action Items (click here)

School Accountability Report Cards

Hope School (click here)

Monte Vista School (click here)

Vieja Valley (click here)

BP and AR 5111 Admissions (click here)

Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws (click here)

Superintendent's Report (click here)


Town Hall Board Meeting

March 6th, 2017

7:00 PM

Hope Elementary School MPR

3970-A La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA  93110


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Board Policies & Administrative Regulations

All Board Policies and Administrative Regulations can be accessed via the California School Boards Association policy information system also known as GAMUT. Please click on the following link to access district policies on GAMUT:

 

 
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Current Events

Board Meeting

Notice of Adjournment and Rescheduling of the December 11th Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The regular meeting of the Hope School District Board of Trustees scheduled for December 11, 2017, is being adjourned pursuant to Section 59455 of the California Government Code as a result of the conditions caused by the Thomas Fire. The regular meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room.


 
Report Cards

The first report cards for the 2017-18 school year will be sent home soon. The report cards are a similar version of the standards-based report cards implemented last year, which reflect student progress towards meeting the main grade-level standards. An overview of the report card marks is provided in the following superintendent's letter.

Please click here for report card information in English.

Please click here for report card information in Spanish.


 
Information for Parents and Community

Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

The superintendent has written a Welcome Back to the 2017-18 School Year letter.

Please click here to view the letter in English.
Please click here to view the letter in Spanish.

2016-17 Year End Letter

A Year End Letter for 2016-17 from Superintendent Hubbard is posted here.
Click here to view the letter in English and Spanish.

Negotiations With Certificated Employees


Update: HDTA negotiators Janis Spracher, Kelly Johnson, and Theana Earls, CTA representative Cindy Heller, and the District negotiation team of Board President Dan Cunnison, Barbara LaCorte, and Anne Hubbard met on October 4th, 2017, to discuss the 2017-18 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The team agreed to revise areas of the contract regarding the following articles:
  • Reasonable Access
  • Number of faculty meetings
  • TK - 3rd grade class size limits
The tentative agreement has been sent for review from HDTA and legal review. After review from both parties, the agreement will be voted on by the Board at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees November 13th meeting.

Cyber Safety Presentation
Officer Beth Lazarus of the Santa Barbara Police Department presented a Cyber Safety Parent Education Night on May 25 at Monte Vista School.
Please click here to view the Power Point presentation.
Bond Oversight Committee Members Needed

The Hope ESD Bond Oversight Committee is in need of members. This committee meets ONE time a year. The committee reviews any bond funds spent in order to make sure the expenditures are used only for the voter approved projects.

The committee needs 7 members from a variety of backgrounds:
• One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
• One (1) member active in a senior citizen’s organization.
• One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
• One (1) member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District.
• One (1) member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council.
• Two (2) members of the community at-large appointed by the Board.

Click here for information and an application.

If you are interested, or know someone who fits a certain category that may be interested, please share the letter and application with them.

Thank you!

 
Transitional Kindergarten
The Hope School District offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for students who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017.

Please Click Here For Information about the program.

Please Click Here For Information in Spanish.


 
Notice to Contractors

Hope Elementary School District invites licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm for inclusion on the Hope Elementary School District list of qualified bidders for the year 2018. This list will be used to procure services, on an informal bid basis, valued at less than $175,000.

(Please Click Here to View the Notice to Contractors; Qualified Bidders for the Year 2018)


 
Integrated Pest Management Plan
The Hope School District Integrated Pest Management Plan, updated in July 2015, is available here for your information. (click here)


 
Local Educational Agency Plan Addendum
The Board of Trustees approved the Local Educational Agency Program Improvement Plan Addendum at their meeting on February 10, 2014. Please Click Here to view the approved addendum.
Click Here to view the 2015-16 LEAP budget update.


 
Master Plan for English Learners
The Santa Barbara County Master Plan for English Learners was developed by the Santa Barbara County Co-Op and provides a formal structure for program implementation and evaluation. The plan is available here for review.

To view the plan in English...Click Here

To view the plan in Spanish...Click Here



 
Smarter Balanced Tests
The Smarter Balanced tests are expected to replaced the STAR tests in English-Language Arts and Math beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  Practice tests are now available.

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in English or Spanish

 


 

 
District Residency
The Hope School District serves students who live within district attendance boundaries. The district residency policy BP 5111.1 outlines criteria for residency requirements. Please click here for the district residency policy.

 

 
Open Enrollment Policy
The recent passage of the Open Enrollment Act requires districts to adopt a policy for interdistrict attendance under the Open Enrollment Act.
Please click here to view Administrative Regulation 5117.1 Interdistrict Attendance: Open Enrollment Act ("OEA Transfers").

 

 
Comments for Trustees
The Board of Trustees welcomes comments from our district parents and community members. A feedback form for your comments is available here (click). Please return the completed form to the district office.  Thank you.

 
General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee

The Bylaws for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee were adopted by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on November 8, 2010.

Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws Revised September 8, 2014 (click here)

Proposition 39 Audit June 30, 2011 (click here)

Fund 21 Financial Report Bond Oversight Committee, December 2011 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on June 6, 2012.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, June 2012 (click here)

 

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on August 20, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)

 

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on October 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)

 

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on May 27, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. at Monte Vista School

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)


The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on May 27, 2015.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, May 2015 (click here)


The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on October 18, 2016.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, March 2017 (click here)

Proposition 39 Audit June 30, 2016 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on September 21, 2017.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, September 2017 (click here)



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