Bonsall Unified School District

Transitional Kindergarten (FULL DAY) and Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is open! Follow the link under the Parents and Students tab.

News and Announcements

Adjusted Trustee Area Map (A-E) Approved 02/16/2022

Following public hearing and review, the BUSD Board of Trustees approved an adjusted Trustee Area Map (A-E) at the February 16, 2022, regular board meeting. The new Trustee Areas will apply for the 2022 election and continue through the 2030 Census unless the Board of Trustees determines an earlier review is warranted due to significant changes in population within the district.

Call for Enrichment Providers

Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with 6crickets to manage and support after-school enrichment programs starting Summer 2022. The goal of the program is to bring the best, most-engaging enrichment programs to BUSD students to develop the whole child and help them explore their interests, discover their passions, love learning, and build social-emotional support through interest-driven, project-driven teamwork. Our enrichment programs will teach STEM, chess, performing arts, sports, and more.

PUBLIC HEARING: Certification of Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

The Bonsall Unified School District will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at the *Bonsall Community Center.
EC Section 60119 requires that local governing boards hold an annual public hearing and adopt a resolution stating whether each pupil in the LEA has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science aligned to content standards and consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the SBE.

Full Day Transitional Kindergarten offered in Bonsall Unified

Starting this fall, BUSD will be offering FULL Day TK to eligible students similar to the Kindergarten schedule. California's plan to expand enrollment for preschool and Transitional Kindergarten is an effort to set all children on a trajectory of lifelong success by investing in early and equitable learning experiences. Please click on the link to visit BUSD's enrollment and registration portal to learn more!

Community Input Sought For BUSD Facilities Master Plan

BUSD staff has been working with consultant Eric Hall and Associates to develop a Facilities Master Plan. Some aspects of the plan include, but are not limited to, demographics, enrollment and projections, facilities maintenance, safety and security, and educational specifications which describe the requirements and type of schools we wish to develop in the future. Prior to board approval of the plan, the BUSD school board is seeking your input.

Special Board Meeting: February 22, 2022

BUSD Board of Trustees have called a Special Board Meeting for Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5PM. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Web Conference. Click through for the agenda. Join the meeting through the link embedded in the agenda or posted under Upcoming Events. Instructions for Public Comment are included under the agenda item.

Proposed Trustee Area Maps

With the arrival of the udpated 2020 census data, trustees of the Bonsall Unified School District, with the guidance of consultants from Cooperative Strategies, are considering adjustments to the existing trustee area boundaries to ensure demographic equity for each area. With the help of Cooperative Strategies demographers, BUSD has created two new map scenarios for consideration. The Board will receive public comment on the presented map scenarios at the regular board meeting on January 19, 2022. UPDATE: The Board reviewed the two map proposals and, based upon feedback from the public hearing, demographers have created a third map scenario for consideration. The Board will take action on this matter at the next regular meeting on February 16, 2022. Open session begins at 6 PM.

Special Board Meeting

The Bonsall Unified School District Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the Bonsall Community Center. Please click through the access the meeting agenda.

Notice of Public Hearing - Trustee Area Election Review

As part of the 2020 Census review, BUSD will hold a public hearing at the regular board meeting on January 19, 2022, to receive community comments and public testimony concerning the composition of potential trustee voting areas association with the District's by-trustee area election system. Open session for the January 19th board meeting begins at 6:00 PM and the meeting is being held in the Bonsall Elementary School Multi-purpose room.

Distribution of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test to BUSD Students

BUSD will be offering drive-thru distribution of one at-home rapid antigen test kit per student on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 2 - 6 PM at the Bonsall Community Center. The allotment we have received is designated for STUDENTS ONLY and LIMITED to ONE PER STUDENT. Parents, please be prepared to show ID to receive a kit on behalf of your child(ren). Please use the entrance off of Camino del Rey to join the distribution line.

Sullivan Middle School Honored as 2021 California Distinguished School

Congratulations to Sullivan Middle School for being honored as a 2021 California Distinguished School! The program recognizes schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students. Receiving this honor is indicative of the hard work of the staff and previous administration. Distinguished schools represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful, data-driven school efforts ranging from professional development to positive behavior intervention. Way to go, Sullivan Wildcats!

Kindergarten Enrollment Opens February 1

The window for enrolling students in Kindergarten with the Bonsall Unified School District for the 2021-2022 school year opens Monday, February 1st. To enroll, please visit the online enrollment portal to log in (returning users) or create your account (new users). From the drop-down menu, be sure to select “2021-2022, Pre-enrollment” prior to entering student information. Supporting documentation can be uploaded during the online enrollment process or presented at a scheduled appointment with the school’s attendance clerk/registrar. If additional assistance is required, please contact the Student Services department at (760) 631-5200.

BUSD Proudly Names Joseph Clevenger as New Superintendent

The Bonsall Unified School District Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Joseph Clevenger to serve as the Superintendent following an extensive search facilitated by the San Diego County Office of Education. Input for the new superintendent included sessions with administrators, teachers, staff, parents and district stakeholders. Multiple community forums were held, and an online survey was available for anyone to complete. The Board of Trustees selected Mr. Clevenger from an impressively talented pool of candidates and unanimously voted to approve his employment contract at the regular board meeting of June 23, 2021.

Public Hearing: 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan and Proposed Budget

The Bonsall Unified School District will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to review the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the 2021-2022 proposed budget. The hearing will be conducted via teleconference during the Board’s regular monthly meeting pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders (N-25-20 and N-33-20).

Nutrition Services News: No Charge for School Meals

Starting 10/19/2020 meals will be distributed at all school sites. Simply have your student request a meal pack containing multiple meals during class ordering. Pack contents will depend on the student's hybrid schedule. Meal packs are also available to students enrolled in virtual learning.

Your Opinion Matters: BUSD Superintendent Search

The Governing Board of the Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD), in cooperation with the San Diego County of Education (SDCOE), is seeking input from all stakeholders as we search for our next Superintendent.

Public Hearing: Certification of Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

In compliance with Education Code 60119, the BUSD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at approximately 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Bonsall Community Center, 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall, CA 92003 *unless otherwise directed by local public health orders, in which case the meeting and public hearing will be conducted via teleconference as indicated on the public hearing notice.

Grab and Go Meals for Distance Learning

Distribution locations" Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall West Elementary,
Rancho Viejo Clubhouse & Vivian Banks Charter School

Public Hearing: Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

The Bonsall Unified School District will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. to review the District’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The hearing will be conducted via teleconference during the Governing Board’s regular monthly meeting pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders (N-25-20 and N-33-20).

New! BUSD Schools Reopening & Safety Plan

The 2020-21 BUSD Reopening School Task Force worked diligently developing our plan to begin school on August 19th. Additionally, principals, teachers, and site support staff worked hard to plan the details of site safety procedures as it relates to the guidelines and requirements for reopening schools. This website will serve as the primary location and information for the BUSD reopening/COVID-19 safety plan. The site will be updated on a regular basis throughout the school year, and I will send a weekly message on the front page of the site, in an effort to keep parents informed of what the Task Force has accomplished, and to guide you to any updated information within the reopening plan.

Parent Data Survey Results and TENTATIVE 2020-21 Learning Models

Thank you to the many parents who responded to the Distance Learning and 2020-21 Planning survey. 866 parents participated in the survey! Please know that your preliminary feedback is being used to draft learning models that best meet the needs of our families while following the county health department guidelines. We need to be responsible for the development of our plan by keeping the health and safety of our staff and students at the forefront.

Public Hearing: 2020-21 Budget and LCAP COVID-19 Report

The Bonsall Unified School District will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. to review the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) COVID-19 Report and the 2020-2021 proposed budget. The hearing will be conducted via teleconference during the Board’s regular monthly meeting pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders (N-25-20 and N-33-20). Click the link below and scroll to the bottom of the Business and Administrative Services Department home page to view the 2021 Budget (Proposed) Report.

Are you eligible? Pandemic EBT Cards

Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. Apply online. Details coming soon.


Bonsall Unified School District is in the process of adopting a new English Language Arts curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as a new Mathematics curriculum for 9th through 12th grade. Please click on the image to review the new curriculum.

Click Here for Coronavirus (COVID-19) BUSD Updates

Emails are sent to the primary email address updated annually during registration. If you have not received an email, there area few things you can do:
1. Please log into your Aeries Parent Portal account. The messages are included in the daily feed on your dashboard.
2. From the Aeries parent portal, please verify the email address provided as the primary contact. If necessary, please update.
3. Please check your Aeries notifications settings and ensure all district messaging is enabled. Accounts are set to “all” by default; parents who have opted-out of receiving district communications will not receive an email.
4. Please check your email folders including junk and SPAM folders. Sometimes when a mass emailing is detected by service providers, emails are captured by the filter. In your email settings, please “whitelist” or mark all emails from BUSD as “safe”.
5. Please check the District website. All parent communications are posted under the Coronavirus Update graphic on the home page.
6. Follow Bonsall Unified School District on Facebook and @bonsallunified on Instagram.

New Year, New Mission, New Vision

"I recently enjoyed facilitating a comprehensive group of staff members from all five schools through a process to develop a new mission and vision for the Bonsall Unified School District. After review from the board of trustees, they unanimously approved our new mission and vision at the January 15th board meeting. Below, our new mission clearly communicates the primary purpose of the Bonsall Unified School District, while the Vision explains the road map or building blocks that must be developed in order to fulfill our fundamental purpose." -- Superintendent David Jones

School Protection and Evacuation Plan (Wildfire)

The hot temperatures and weather conditions have fire safety at the forefront of everyone's mind. This is a good time for all stakeholders to review BUSD's School Protection and Evacuation Plan (SPEP), the District's guideline to follow in case of a wildfire impacting the district. The SPEP which is located under Departments -> Student Services -> Emergency Preparedness -> file located at bottom of the page.

LCAP Community Stakeholder Meetings - Wednesday, February 26th 8:30 AM and 6PM

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) - a fiscal and programmatic accountability plan. Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees, and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district's overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.
AGENDA includes:
What is the BUSD Mission and Vision?
What is the current data telling us?
Community Stakeholder Input

Status of School Closures at Bonsall HS and Sullivan Middle

UPDATE 1:30 PM: The water issues have been resolved, and classes will resume at BHS and SMS on Thursday, September 19 as scheduled.

9:45 AM Due to a water regulator issue at the Bonsall High School and Sullivan Middle School campuses, classes have been canceled for today. Water flow will need to be turned off completely at both schools which will restrict the use of restroom facilities for both students and staff. The school principals have advised parents via Aeries Communications of the school closures and have requested parents return to pick up students as soon as possible. Buses are transporting regular bus riders home. Rainbow Municipal Water District technicians are on-site and will continue to update district administration on progress of the repair. At this time, it is believed the repair will be completed today and school will be in session tomorrow, Thursday, September 19. Parents, please continue to monitor your phone, email, school and district websites for updates.

NEW! End of the Year SUPERLive with Mr. Jones

Bonsall Unified Superintendent David Jones films on location at a different site each month providing important information and recognizing the Bonsall Stars. Who are this month's Bonsall Stars? Click through to find out!

BUSD Governing Board Special Agenda - June 26, 2019

The Bonsall Unified Governing Board is holding a Special Meeting on June 26, 2019, at 5:00 PM in the Bonsall Community Center. (A special meeting is any meeting added to the Board of Trustees calendar in addition to the monthly regular meetings set at the Annual Organizational Meeting.)