Preserving Educational Excellence

  • Our eight elementary schools in Del Mar and Carmel Valley deliver the best in public education. The district ranks in the top 1% in the state and has the highest test scores in San Diego County.
  • We maintain low class sizes and prioritize highly trained teachers.
  • Students learn the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare them for success.
  • We are committed to neighborhood schools that build community and relationships.

Protecting our Tax Dollars and Property Values

  • Our district is almost entirely funded by local property taxes, and we make sure our community gets the full value of that investment.
  • We have delivered a balanced budget every year.
  • We maintain relentless focus on building a healthy budget reserve so we can protect our educational program at a time like this.
  • We are vigilant stewards of public funds provided by Measure MM, which enables the upgrade of outdated school facilities and the construction of two schools.
  • Our property values are enhanced by the consistent and exceptional performance of our schools.

Keeping Kids in School Safely

  • We were the first K-6 elementary district to reopen for in-person instruction and the only one opened for full-day classes, five days a week instead of a half-time hybrid model.
  • Parents have a choice to enroll their kids in high-caliber remote learning through the newly designed Launch program taught by our own Del Mar teachers.
  • We were able to fund extensive safety measures, hire additional teachers and train all teachers in remote instruction because of the rainy day fund we diligently built over the years.

Promoting Public Engagement and Transparency

  • We believe that idea sharing and community engagement lead to better decision making, so we strongly advocate for robust public involvement.
  • Community outreach is designed with the goal of receiving meaningful and authentic input

Offering Second-Language Instruction for the First Time

  • Language instruction prepares our children for a global economy.
  • We launched a Spanish immersion program this fall with three Kindergarten classes after years of careful planning. Every student in the district also has the opportunity for Spanish instruction during the school day.
  • Popular new programs like this are developed by listening to parent input and made possible by our years of fiscal discipline.

Demonstrating Effective Governance

  • Our Board of Trustees does not always agree, but we are committed to working collaboratively to reach the best outcomes for our kids and the community.
  • We are trained in effective governance through the California School Board Association’s Masters in Governance program.