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Key Dates

 

                  2014-2015 School Year Key Dates

 

DateEvent

June 16 thru July 11, 2014

Extended School Year Program

August 25, 2014

Teacher Report/Work Day

August 26, 2014

Staff Development Day

August 27, 2014

 Teacher Work Day

“Meet the Teacher” at 2:00 p.m.

August 28, 2014

First Day of School for Students

September 1, 2014

Labor Day Holiday
No School

October 16 thru 24, 2014

Parent Conferences
1:30 Dismissal 

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Holiday - No School

November 24 thru 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

December 19, 2014

Minimum Day
12:45 Dismissal 

December 22, 2014 thru
January 2, 2015

Winter Break
No School

January 5, 2015

Students Return

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
No School

February 12, 2015

 Staff Development Day
 No School For Students 

February 13, 2015

Lincoln’s Birthday Holiday
No School

February 16, 2015

Presidents’ Day Holiday
No School

March 9 thru March 13, 2015

Parent Conferences
1:30 Dismissal 

March 30 thru April 3, 2015

Spring Break
No School

April 6, 2015

Students Return

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Holiday
No School

June 12, 2015

Last Day of School
Minimum Day-12:45 Dismissal

                                

 

 
 
School Year Calendar
At their meeting on May 12, 2014, the Board of Trustees adopted the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

2014 - 2015 School Year Calendar (click here)


 


Current Events

Information for Parents
Back-to-School Night at each of our schools will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 4. Please contact your child's school office for details.
 
Board Meeting

The next Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. 


 
Board of Trustees Elections

There will be three openings on the Hope District Board of Trustees for the four-year term beginning in December 2014. The vacancies will be filled at the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Residents of Hope District who are interested in filing for candidacy may obtain nomination documents between July 14 and August 8 at the county clerk-recorder office: 


Santa Barbara Elections Office
4440-A Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-696-8957

Please Click Here for the Elections Calendar

A Candidate Filing Guide for Schools and Special Districts is Available at the Santa Barbara County Elections Website (click here)

 
Kindergarten Registration
Fall 2014 Kindergarten registration for students who live within the Hope District attendance area and will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 will take place in February 2014.

Please Click Here For Information About Kindergarten Registration.

 
Transitional Kindergarten
The Hope School District offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for students who will have their fifth birthday between October 2 and December 2, 2013.  For the 2014-15 school year, Transitional Kindergarten will be offered for students who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2014.

Please Click Here For Information about the program.

 
Local Control Accountability Plan
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a required document that each California school district must prepare under new state budget laws. The LCAP is designed to describe the program and expenses the district undertakes to provide an educational program that meets the wide range of student needs. To develop the plan, our district convened a representative advisory committee that included parents, teachers, and administrators.The LCAP was reviewed by school site councils, staff and several district committees. Public hearings to review the final draft of the LCAP took place at the June 9 and June 16 board meetings.  You are welcome to share your comments and suggestions regarding the LCAP with the superintendent at (805) 682-2564, or by email: dcooperman@hopeschooldistrict.org

 

The Local Control Accountability Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on July 23, 2014.
 
The Local Control Funding Formula Certification for 2013-2014 is available (click here) for review.
 
Local Educational Agency Plan Addendum
The Board of Trustees approved the Local Educational Agency Program Improvement Plan Addendum at their meeting on February 10, 2014. Please Click Here to view the approved addendum.
 
Parent Guide to Common Core State Standards
A parent guide for the Common Core State Standards is available here for your information. (Please Click Here to View "Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents")

 

 
Smarter Balanced Tests
The Smarter Balanced tests are expected to replaced the STAR tests in English-Language Arts and Math beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  Practice tests are now available.

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in English

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in Spanish

 
District Residency
The Hope School District serves students who live within district attendance boundaries. The district residency policy BP 5111.1 outlines criteria for residency requirements. Please click here for the district residency policy.

 

 
Open Enrollment Policy
The recent passage of the Open Enrollment Act requires districts to adopt a policy for interdistrict attendance under the Open Enrollment Act.
Please click here to view Administrative Regulation 5117.1 Interdistrict Attendance: Open Enrollment Act ("OEA Transfers").

 

 
Education Protection Account

The Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 12/13-14 Regarding the Education Protection Account (EPA) on May 13, 2013. Proposition 30 requires any district receiving EPA funds to post how it spends those monies on its website.

Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report Regarding EPA Funds.

 

 
Economic Impact Aid
SB 754 requires school districts to post Economic Impact Aid (EIA) expenditures and related fiscal information on their website as a condition of receipt for future EIA funding. This posting must be in compliance with certification rules in the Consolidated Application related to this requirement. The posting includes financial data for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13. 
 
Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report and Public Posting.

 

 
Comments for Trustees
The Board of Trustees welcomes comments from our district parents and community members. A feedback form for your comments is available here (click). Please return the completed form to the district office.  Thank you.
 
General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee
The Bylaws for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee were adopted by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on November 8, 2010.

Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws (click here)

Proposition 39 Audit June 30, 2011 (click here)

Fund 21 Financial Report Bond Oversight Committee, December 2011 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on June 6, 2012.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, June 2012 (click here)

 

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on August 20, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)



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