• Superintendent’s Message

    April 2018

    We have the opportunity to make good decisions now that will have a positive impact on our entire DMUSD community for years to come!  High functioning facilities mean great things for our students, staff, and every resident of our greater community.

    After many months of hearing input from community members and years of planning, last month our Governing Board of Trustees gave direction to 1) look at every school in this district as we identify priorities to renovate and improve school buildings and classrooms, replace portables, reconstruct existing buildings and build new schools; and 2) to pursue reconfiguration as a way to address enrollment shifts and facilities concerns.   

    Our schools rank among the best in the State. However, we are facing some big challenges — and we need your input.

    All eight of our schools are aging and need attention. Our two schools west of I-5 are old, deteriorating, and costly to operate. Dramatic increases in enrollment are occurring on the east side of our district. If these significant and urgent needs are not addressed, the District’s educational program and local quality of education may suffer.

    Our DMUSD Facilities Master Plan outlines significant facilities needs. DMUSD has prepared a proposal for school reconfiguration to address our most pressing issues. As part of meeting the needs for facilities financing, the DMUSD Governing Board may consider placing a local school bond measure on the November ballot.

    Accordingly, I want to invite you to attend one of four DMUSD Town Hall Meetings hosted at our neighborhood schools for an important conversation about your schools. As DMUSD parents, residents and taxpayers, you have an interest in these schools. Your opinions are important to us 

    Town Hall Meetings

    • Monday, May 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Sycamore Ridge School, 5333 Old Carmel Valley Road, San Diego 92130
    • Monday, May 21, 10:00am -11:00am - Del Mar Heights School, 13555 Boquita Drive, Del Mar 92014
    • Monday, May 21, 6:30pm -7:30pm - Sage Canyon School, 5290 Harvest Run Drive, San Diego 92130
    • Tuesday, May 22, 6:30pm -7:30pm - Del Mar Hills Academy, 14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar 92014 

    If you are wondering if this matters to you, the answer is YES!  Every parent in this district should be paying attention, asking questions, and providing input.  Every school in our district will be impacted by these important decisions.

    In addition to attending one of the Town Hall Meetings, we welcome you to visit our website regarding reconfiguration  or email us at facilities@dmusd.org.

    Please make time to attend. We are listening!



    Holly McClurg, Ph.D.



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