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Every moment is a new beginning. - Elie Wiesel

Dear Hope Elementary School District Community,

It is with great excitement and aspirations that I start as the superintendent of this district. I am sure that many are curious to know a little bit about me, so here are the basics.

I grew up in San Jose, graduated UCSB with a BA in Communication Studies, and then returned to earn my teaching credential. I taught for 20 years both in elementary (mostly 5th grade) and in middle school (mathematics) in San Jose. In 2009, I went back to graduate school at Cal Poly to get my masters degree in educational leadership and an administrative credential. I started as an assistant principal at a middle school in Paso Robles, then moved to a school in Cupertino. After my husband retired (he was a battalion chief for San Jose Fire Department), we decided we could live anywhere. We were tired of the crowds and frenetic pace of the Bay Area, so I took a job as a principal of Washington Elementary School here in Santa Barbara. I worked there for two years and loved it. I also started an Ed.D. program with several of my colleagues from SBUSD during that time.

I then took a superintendent/principal position in Cayucos Elementary School District (in SLO County). This was a great learning experience for me, but it meant I lived away from my husband, two youngest kids, and my niece who was living with us at the time (they have all decided they are NEVER leaving SB!). When this position opened up, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work in this district.

I am still working on my Ed.D. (I will be taking comprehensive exams this summer and starting dissertation). I plan to be finished and graduate by May.

I am the mother to an adult son and daughter, a 17-year old daughter (San Marcos High School), a 10-year old son (Washington Elementary), and a former foster daughter (now an adult). I get to do a little bit of grandmothering as she has an 11-year old son and is having a baby daughter this fall.

We have some big challenges ahead in the district, but I am very confident we can address them successfully. The district has a well-deserved, solid reputation and that is built by the school board, principals, teachers, support staff, students, and their families. The people here are the district’s greatest resource, and the quality and dedication of people in this district make overcoming challenges much easier.

I look forward to learning about, from, and with you during the 2016-17 school year.

Sincerely,

Anne Hubbard

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Cada momento es un nuevo principio. - Elie Wiesel

Estimada Comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Primaria Hope:

Empiezo como superintendente de este distrito con gran emoción y aspiraciones. Estoy segura que muchos sienten curiosidad de saber un poco sobre mí, así que aquí tienen lo básico.

Yo crecí en San José, me gradué de UCSB con una licenciatura BA en Estudios de Comunicación, y luego regresé para obtener mis credenciales de enseñanza. Durante 20 años enseñé tanto en primaria (principalmente 5º grado) y escuela media (matemáticas) en San José. En 2009 regresé a la escuela de graduados en Cal Poly para obtener mi maestría en liderazgo educativo y una credencial de administración. Empecé como subdirectora en una escuela media en Paso Robles, luego me fui a una escuela en Cupertino. Una vez mi marido se jubiló (ere jefe de batallón del Departamento de Bomberos de San José), decidimos que podíamos vivir donde quisiéramos. Estábamos cansados de las multitudes y del ritmo frenético del Área de la Bahía, así que acepté un trabajo como directora de la Escuela Primaria Washington aquí en Santa Bárbara. Trabajé durante dos años y me encantó. Durante ese tiempo también empecé un programa Ed.D. con varios de mis colegas de UCSB.

Entonces acepté un puesto de superintendente/directora del Distrito Escolar de Primaria de Cayucos (en el condado de SLO). Esto fue una gran experiencia de aprendizaje para mí pero significaba vivir alejada de mi esposo, los dos hijos más jóvenes y mi sobrina que entonces estaba viviendo con nosotros (¡todos están de acuerdo en NUNCA marcharse de SB!). Cuando este puesto quedó disponible, no pude pasar la oportunidad de trabajar en este distrito.

Todavía estoy trabajando en mi Ed.D. (voy a tomar los exámenes completos este verano y empezar con mi disertación). Tengo planes de haber terminado y graduarme en mayo.

Soy la madre de una hija adulta, una hija de 17 años (San Marcos High School) y un hijo de 10 años (Escuela Washington), y una antigua hija en acogida (foster), ahora adulto. Puedo hacer un poco de abuela ya que ella tiene un hijo de 10 años y va a tener una bebé este otoño.

Tenemos algunos grandes retos frente a nosotros en el distrito, pero tengo confianza que podremos tratarlos con éxito. El distrito tiene una reputación sólida muy bien merecida y se basa en la mesa directiva, los directores, maestros, personal de apoyo, alumnos y sus familias. Las personas son el mayor recurso del distrito y la calidad y dedicación de las personas en este distrito hacen que sea mucho más fácil superar esos retos.

Espero aprender sobre ustedes, de ustedes y con ustedes durante el año escolar 2016-17.

Sinceramente,

Anne Hubbard

 


Current Events

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.


 
Board Meeting

The Annual Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.


 
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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