Del Mar school district strives to fix enrollment issues

By Karen Billing
Staff Writer

Del Mar Union School District Superintendent Jim Peabody has come up with an “aggressive timeline” to deal with the school district’s enrollment issues and impacted schools, such as Ocean Air. Peabody wants staff and a group of key community members to start looking at projections and options as soon as this month for the 2012-13 school year.

“One of my outcomes on this is to not have boundary changes,” Peabody said. “My personal goal is to come up with another way to solve this.”

Peabody said he hopes a recommendation can come before the board by January so that there can be a “pleasant August” where students are not finding out the last day before school starts where they will be attending.

“I think we can come up with more elegant solutions that will be favorable to all,” Peabody said.

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4 Comments for “Del Mar school district strives to fix enrollment issues”

  1. Steph

    This makes no sense. We live across the street from Sage Canyon but belong to Ocean Air?! Why the heck would you not want boundary changes?!?!?!?!

  2. JoAnn

    Boundary changes are in immediate need in this area. We have three at capacity or near capacity elementary schools and growing while Ashley Falls and Sycamore Ridge are nowhere near capacity. Even though it's not the popular solution, boundaries need to shift.

  3. Kathy

    DMUSD needs to stop allowing students north of the 56 freeway to attend schools south of the 56. The grandfathering rule needs to go. That may fix the entire problem.

  4. Mary

    Sycamore Ridge is at capacity because our school houses the Preschool and CDC program for the school district. We have had students turned away because of lack of room, and they might have to add Portable classrooms to accommodate our students.

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