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2023-2028 SCSD Strategic Plan

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During the 2022-2023 academic year, SCSD has collaborated with its community and collected input from Trustees, leadership, teachers, staff, parents, students and community partners to inform the refresh of the Strategic Plan.

At the June 15, 2023 meeting, the Board adopted the new Vision, Learner Profile and Success Indicators of the Strategic Plan. The Design Team will next work with SCSD teachers, leadership, and community to develop action plans for each. Details about plan development and rollout were also shared in the presentation.

SCSD DEIB Initiative and Debate Club Receive Kent Awards

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We are excited to report that SCSD received two Kent Awards from the San Mateo County School Boards Association for our efforts in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, as well as our Tierra Linda Speech & Debate Club. Awards are given to outstanding and innovative programs either in the classroom or outside the classroom as well as district-wide programs.

SCSD has also been recognized and awarded $200,000 grant as part of the California Department of Education's Anti-Bias Education Grant Program. In the past 3 years, SCSD's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiative has met many goals established by the Steering Committee to elevate the diversity in our community and close opportunity and equity gaps. The three-year grant will help support the ongoing work, including supporting the position of a Community Liaison for family engagement.

Learning Spaces

SCSD Facility Master Plan Approved by Board

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On September 14 the Board enthusiastically approved the new 2023 Facilities Master Plan. The FMP is intended to be a journey map to inform facility improvements and prioritization of projects over the next 10-15 years. Click on the title link to read more.

The Board will next explore the possibility of a Facilities Bond, among other funding sources, to begin the work of updating and improving our schools. Recommended priorities are grouped into the following phases:
● Phase 1: Climate Ready Projects, which reflect the district's commitment to climate readiness and healthy school environments
● Phase 2: Transitional Kindergarten and Building Systems, to reconfigure or expand classroom spaces as needed to support the implementation of universal TK
● Phase 3: Dynamic Learning Environments, including educational enhancements for early childhood education, outdoor learning environments, nutrition services, and dynamic collaboration spaces
● Phase 4: Future Ready Projects, including long-term building lifecycle replacements specific to each school site

Community Engagement

Superintendent Message - New Strategic Plan Videos

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We are delighted to unveil a brand-new way to dive into our vision for the future! This week, join us as we take you on a journey through the very core of our strategic plan. Discover how we are fostering Curious Problem Solvers within our learners. Stay tuned for next week when we unveil another piece of the puzzle - Kind Citizens.

These videos are more than just visuals, they’re windows into our collective commitment to growth so please take a moment to watch and enjoy each week; they are wonderful examples of the passion and dedication that define SCSD.

2022-23 SCSD Annual Report Now Available!

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At San Carlos School District, we are dedicated to providing an innovative and engaging learning experience for each and every learner. As part of our commitment to transparency and communication, we report annually on the state of our schools and district.

In the 2022-23 SCSD Annual Report, you will learn about our Strategic Plan, Profile of the Learner, Facility Master Planning, community partnerships, and outcomes we achieve with our excellent educators.

District News

SCSD Finds Over $400M in Improvements - Trustees Scope Facility Master Plan Document

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A new facilities master plan is near ready for adoption by San Carlos School District officials who on Thursday reviewed a draft of the document, which calls out more than $400 million worth of campus improvements. See our Facility Master Plan page for more information on the draft plan -

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