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Welcome to the Hope Elementary School District

3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone: (805) 682-2564  Fax: (805) 687-7954 

 

BELIEF STATEMENTS

 

Our mission is to develop in children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to instill a lifelong love of learning and to become productive and contributing individuals in a changing society.

 

We believe that:

  • Everyone can learn and be successful.
  • Each student is entitled to the highest quality of educational opportunities.
  • Academics are the cornerstone of education; progress is evident in a child’s social behavior, demonstrable academic skills, self-esteem, and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Education promotes personal and social responsibility, and a spirit of cooperation.
  • Positive and nurturing classroom environments are necessary.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of the student, parent, school, community, and government.

 

 

 


Belief Statements adopted by Board of Trustees, December 14, 2009.

 

 

 

 

Current Events

Information for Parents
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held at all three schools from October 16 through October 24. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on conference days. Please contact your school office for information.
 
Board Meeting

The next Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. 


 
Board of Trustees Elections

There will be three openings on the Hope District Board of Trustees for the four-year term beginning in December 2014. The vacancies will be filled at the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Residents of Hope District who are interested in filing for candidacy may obtain nomination documents between July 14 and August 8 at the county clerk-recorder office: 


Santa Barbara Elections Office
4440-A Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-696-8957

Please Click Here for the Elections Calendar

A Candidate Filing Guide for Schools and Special Districts is Available at the Santa Barbara County Elections Website (click here)

 
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, 2014.

Please Click Here For Information about the program.

 
Local Control Accountability Plan
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a required document that each California school district must prepare under new state budget laws. The LCAP is designed to describe the program and expenses the district undertakes to provide an educational program that meets the wide range of student needs. To develop the plan, our district convened a representative advisory committee that included parents, teachers, and administrators.The LCAP was reviewed by school site councils, staff and several district committees. Public hearings to review the final draft of the LCAP took place at the June 9 and June 16 board meetings.  You are welcome to share your comments and suggestions regarding the LCAP with the superintendent at (805) 682-2564, or by email: dcooperman@hopeschooldistrict.org

 

The Local Control Accountability Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on July 23, 2014.
 
The Local Control Funding Formula Certification for 2013-2014 is available (click here) for review.
 
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.
 
Parent Guide to Common Core State Standards
A parent guide for the Common Core State Standards is available here for your information. (Please Click Here to View "Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents")

 

 
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

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in 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").

 

 
Education Protection Account

The Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 12/13-14 Regarding the Education Protection Account (EPA) on May 13, 2013. Proposition 30 requires any district receiving EPA funds to post how it spends those monies on its website.

Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report Regarding EPA Funds.

 

 
Economic Impact Aid
SB 754 requires school districts to post Economic Impact Aid (EIA) expenditures and related fiscal information on their website as a condition of receipt for future EIA funding. This posting must be in compliance with certification rules in the Consolidated Application related to this requirement. The posting includes financial data for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13. 
 
Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report and Public Posting.

 

 
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 (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)



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