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Important News About the Lunch Program


Lunch Program News in English: (click here)

Lunch Program News in Spanish: (click here)

The District has partnered with My MealTime, a fast, secure online service for making credit or debit card deposits and monitoring your student's lunch account.

My Meal Time Information in English:  (click here)

My Meal Time Information in Spanish: (click here)

Lunch Menu

November Lunch Menu in English: (click here)

November Lunch Menu in Spanish: (click here)


The Hope School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

El Distrito Escolar Hope es un proveedor y empleador con igualdad de oportunidades.


Free & Reduced Meal Program

National School Lunch Program application forms are sent to every Hope School Districts student household at the beginning of each school year in the Back-to-School Packet. In addition, applications are available in the school office or on this website.

2018-2019 Application in English: click here

2018-19 Eligibility Guidelines in English: click here

2018-2019 Application in Spanish: click here

2018-19 Eligibility Guidelines in Spanish:  click here

Instructions for completing Free and Reduced Meals application in English: click here

Instructions for completing Free and Reduced Meals application in Spanish: click here

The information received from the application is critical to the district and is used to determine eligibility for additional funding. All information is confidential. If you are eligible for Free or Reduced Priced Meals, a new form must be completed each year. Free meals are at no charge and reduced priced lunches cost $0.40 per day.


Wellness Policy

Students BP 5030(a)


The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District) (cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools) (cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety) (cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs) (cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco) (cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies) (cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention) (cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations) (cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations) (cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

The Board’s policy related to student wellness shall be developed with the involvement of parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives, and members of the public. (42 USC 1751 Note)

The Superintendent may appoint a school health council or other committee consisting of representatives of the above groups and district administrators, health professionals, school nurses, health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, and/or others interested in school health issues.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees) (cf. 9140 - Board Representatives)

The school health council or committee shall assist with policy development and advise the district on health-related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent, the council’s charges may include planning and implementing activities to promote health within the school or community.

Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Goals

The Board shall adopt goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the district determines appropriate. (42 USC 1751 Note)

The district’s nutrition education and physical education programs shall be based on research, consistent with the expectations established in the state’s curriculum frameworks, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives) (cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Nutrition education shall be provided as part of the health education program in grades K-6 and, as appropriate, shall be integrated into core academic subjects or offered through specialized programs.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Students BP 5030(b)


All students in grades K-6 shall be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis. Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education, recess, school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before- and after-school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education) (cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities)

The Superintendent shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models.

Professional development shall include instructional strategies that assess health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors for students.

(cf. 4131- Staff Development)

To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Superintendent may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the district or school website, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance.

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

The Board prohibits the marketing and advertising of non-nutritious foods and beverages through signage, vending machine fronts, logos, scoreboards, school supplies, advertisements in school publications, coupon or incentive programs, or other means.

(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

The Board shall adopt nutrition guidelines selected by the district for all foods available on each campus during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. (42 USC 1751 Note)

The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutrition standards adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided through the district’s food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards.

(cf. 3312 - Contracts) (cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program) (cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

The Superintendent shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes.

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district’s nutrition education program.

(cf. 6020 – Parent Involvement)

Students BP 5030(c)



The school district does not recommend the use of food or beverages as rewards for students nor withholding food or beverages as punishment. EC Section 49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition Health and Achievement Act, 2001

Fundraising Foods

Food or beverages sold for fundraising on campus during the school day must meet these nutrition guidelines:

(A) Not more than 35 percent of its total calories shall be from fat. This sub paragraph does not apply to the sale of nuts or seeds.
(B) Not more than 10 percent of its total calories shall be from saturated fat.
(C) Not more than 35 percent of its total weight shall be composed of sugar. This does not apply to the sale of fruits or vegetables.

The only food that shall be sold during breakfast and lunch periods is food that is sold as a full meal through a federal reimbursable meal program. EC Section 49431

Guidelines for Reimbursable Meals

Foods and beverages provided through federally reimbursable school meal programs shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a), and 1779(a) and (b), as they apply to schools. (42 USC 1751 Note)

In order to maximize the district’s ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, to the extent possible.

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

Program Implementation and Evaluation

The Board shall establish a plan for measuring implementation of the policy. The Superintendent shall designate at least one person at each school who is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school sites implement the district’s wellness policy. (42 USC 1751 Note)

The Superintendent shall recommend for Board approval specific quality indicators that will be used to measure the implementation of the policy district wide and at each district school. These measures shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the nutritional content of meals served; student participation rates in school meal programs; any sales of non-nutritious foods and beverages in fundraisers or other venues outside the district’s meal programs; and feedback from food service personnel, school administrators, the school health council, parents/guardians, students, and other appropriate persons.

The Superintendent shall report to the Board at least every two years on the implementation of this policy and any other Board policies related to nutrition and physical activity.

Students BP 5030(d)


Posting Requirements Each school shall post the district’s policies and regulations on nutrition and physical activity in public view within all school cafeterias or in other central eating areas. (Education Code49432)

Each school shall also post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations prepared by the California Department of Education.

Legal Reference: EDUCATION CODE 49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001 49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs 49500-49505 School meals 49510-49520 Nutrition 49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act 49540-49546 Child care food program 49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services 49550-49560 Meals for needy students 49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program 49570 National School Lunch Act 51222 Physical education 51223 Physical education, elementary schools CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5 15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations 15510 Mandatory meals for needy students 15530-15535 Nutrition education 15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42 1751-1769 National School Lunch Program, especially: 1751 Note Local wellness policy 1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, including: 1773 School Breakfast Program 1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7 210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program 220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program Policy Adopted: HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT October 16, 2006 Santa Barbara, California

Board Policy 5030 Student Wellness. Click here.



Current Events

Board Meeting

The Annual Organizational Meeting and the next regular meeting of the Hope School District Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Hope District Board Room.

California Healthy Kids Survey

Students in Grades 5 and 6 will be asked to participate in the California Healthy Kids Survey during the month of November. Participation in the survey is voluntary. Results of the survey will help improve health education and prevention programs for all students. Please contact your child's school with any questions.

The survey is available for preview in English and Spanish. (Please Click Here to View the Survey)

Information for Parents and Community

Negotiations With Certificated Employees

Update: HDTA negotiators Janis Spracher, David Nelson, and Theana Earls, CTA representative Cindy Heller, and the District negotiation team of Board President Brian Johnson, Board Member Dan Cunnison, Principal Barbara LaCorte, and Superintendent Anne Hubbard met on October 31, 2018, to discuss the 2018-19 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Information regarding the requests from HDTA is attached. The teams will meet again in December or January to continue negotiations for 2018-19.

Please click here to view the report from the negotiations meeting.
Cyber Safety Presentation
Officer Beth Lazarus of the Santa Barbara Police Department presented a Cyber Safety Parent Education Night on May 25 at Monte Vista School.
Please click here to view the Power Point presentation.
Bond Oversight Committee Members Needed

The Hope ESD Bond Oversight Committee is in need of members. This committee meets ONE time a year. The committee reviews any bond funds spent in order to make sure the expenditures are used only for the voter approved projects.

The committee needs 7 members from a variety of backgrounds:
• One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
• One (1) member active in a senior citizen’s organization.
• One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
• One (1) member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District.
• One (1) member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council.
• Two (2) members of the community at-large appointed by the Board.

Click here for information and an application.

If you are interested, or know someone who fits a certain category that may be interested, please share the letter and application with them.

Thank you!

Letter from the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has prepared a letter to update parents and community on Board goals and focus areas for the coming year.

Please click here to view the letter in English.

Please click here to view the letter in Spanish.

CAASPP Assessments

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) during April and May, 2018.

Please click here for CAASPP assessment information in English.

Please click here for CAASPP assessment information in Spanish.

Report Cards

The first report cards for the 2017-18 school year will be sent home soon. The report cards are a similar version of the standards-based report cards implemented last year, which reflect student progress towards meeting the main grade-level standards. An overview of the report card marks is provided in the following superintendent's letter.

Please click here for report card information in English.

Please click here for report card information in Spanish.

Transitional Kindergarten
The Hope School District offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for students who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2018.

Please Click Here For Information about the program.

Please Click Here For Information in Spanish.

Notice to Contractors

Hope Elementary School District invites licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm for inclusion on the Hope Elementary School District list of qualified bidders for the year 2019.

(Please Click Here to View the Notice to Contractors; Qualified Bidders for the Year 2019)

Integrated Pest Management Plan
The Hope School District Integrated Pest Management Plan, updated in July 2015, is available here for your information. (click here)

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.
Click Here to view the 2015-16 LEAP budget update.

Master Plan for English Learners
The Santa Barbara County Master Plan for English Learners was developed by the Santa Barbara County Co-Op and provides a formal structure for program implementation and evaluation. The plan is available here for review.

To view the plan in English...Click Here

To view the plan in Spanish...Click Here

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 or 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").


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 Revised September 8, 2014 (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)


The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on October 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)


The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet on May 27, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. at Monte Vista School

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Agenda (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on May 27, 2015.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, May 2015 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on October 18, 2016.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, March 2017 (click here)

Proposition 39 Audit June 30, 2016 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on September 21, 2017.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, September 2017 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on September 12, 2018.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, September 2018 (click here)