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Carmel Del Mar music teacher receives ‘2013 Profiles in Music Education Award’

Cinda Peck

Carmel Del Mar music teacher Cinda Peck recently received the 2013 Profiles in Music Education Award from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.

San Diego Jewish Academy in Carmel Valley selected to participate in elite, intensive program

San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) has been selected to participate in Sulam 2.0 — an elite, intensive program addressing the unique needs of day school boards launched by RAVSAK: The Jewish Day School Network in partnership with The AVI CHAI Foundation and an anonymous funder.

Rafner named Del Mar Union School District president for second term

At the Del Mar Union School District’s Dec. 18 organizational meeting, the board selected Doug Rafner to continue on as president for the 2014 school year. Doug Perkins was named clerk, taking over for Kristin Gibson. — Karen Billing

Del Mar Union School District preschool still thriving with ‘unified’ program

The Del Mar Union School District board received an update about the district’s preschool at its Dec. 18 meeting as it has been a topic of discussion in the ongoing facilities master planning process. Finding a permanent home for the preschool is one of the goals of the master plan and one proposed idea is moving it from Sycamore Ridge Elementary School, which is facing a growing school population, into new buildings constructed at Torrey Hills Elementary School.

Del Mar Union School District must prepare plan to go with new state funding formula

Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCCF), the historic reform to educational funding in the state, districts must now develop a “Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)” by June 2014, Superintendent Holly McClurg reported to the Del Mar Union School District board on Dec. 18.

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation fall fundraising up over last year

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) had a “tremendous” fall, according to president Drew Isaacman, raising $360,000 so far, which is 15 percent higher than the same time last year. He said funds raised to date can be attributed to several schools that already held jogathons in the fall and got a big boost from the use of Pledge Star, an online pledge drive tool that helped them eclipse previous year’s numbers by as much as 40 percent in some cases.

Del Mar school district facilities master plan outreach group prioritizes needs

The Del Mar Union School District facilities master plan outreach group arranged priorities at its Dec. 17 meeting. In an exercise with the district’s master plan facilitators, red dot stickers represented priorities on a list of district needs, such as collaboration space, replacing portables with buildings, flexible furnishing, front office improvements, covered dining and play areas, outdoor learning opportunities, parking and drop-off improvements, and replacing wood chips with rubber on the playground.

Del Mar Union School District names new Torrey Hills principal

The Del Mar Union School District recently announced that Monica Sorenson has been selected as the next principal of Torrey Hills Elementary School.

Solana Beach School District elects board officers and adopts 2014 meeting schedule

At the Dec. 12 organizational meeting of the Solana Beach School District Board of Education, the following officers were elected: President: Rich Leib, Esq.; Vice President: Vicki King, Esq.; Clerk: Debra Schade, Ph.D.; Member: Julie Union; Member: Jeff Busby.

Solana Beach School District announces new principal of Solana Ranch School

The Solana Beach School District administration recently announced that Jerry Jones, principal of Solana Highlands School, has accepted the position of principal of Solana Ranch School.



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