Bonsall Unified School District

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News and Announcements

BUSD and Palomar College to explore co-locating Bonsall High School campus

Last night, March 5, 2019, the governing boards of Bonsall Unified School District and Palomar Community College District held a joint meeting to discuss the concept of co-locating Bonsall High School to Palomar’s Fallbrook Education Center campus. After hearing supportive public commentary and a presentation by officials from both districts, it was the consensus of both governing boards to move forward in an exploratory capacity. Part of this process will include community collaborative meetings for all stakeholders and district board meetings to further discuss this topic. Bonsall Unified is enthusiastic about the potential of this partnership with the Palomar Community College community and continuing to develop rich educational opportunities for current and future high school students. (Photo: far left, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, President, PCCD; far right, David Jones, Superintendent, BUSD and respective board members)

SPECIAL MEETING: Joint BUSD Board Meeting with Palomar College

Bonsall High School's future plan is something many BUSD families have been asking and wondering about. A joint board meeting of the BUSD Board of Trustees and the Palomar Community College Board of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 PM at the Fallbrook Education Center located at 35090 Horse Ranch Creek Road, Fallbrook. This is a public meeting.

SDCOE Board of Trustees to hold Special Board Meeting in Bonsall February 28, 2019

The San Diego County Office of Education Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing in Bonsall on February 28, 2019, at 4 pm relative to the proposed change of election system and the establishment of Trustee Areas for the Bonsall Unified School District. The agenda and issue paper for this Special Meeting of the County Board of Education, acting as the County Committee on School District Organization, will be available 24 hours prior to the meeting on the County Board of Education website at www.sdcoe.net/Board/Pages/Agendas-and-Minutes.aspx

BUSD Schools and District Office Closed Friday, February 15

With continued flash flood warnings and unsafe road conditions, school is cancelled for tomorrow, Friday, February 15th. I very much appreciate the staff and parents working cooperatively today while students were being picked up. Please take your time on the roads and stay safe.

Do you know about Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit ("EITC") is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund. Click through for more information on eligibility requirements.

District Board Adopts Trustee Area Elections, Selects Map Scenario 1

On January 8, 2019, the Governing Board, by unanimous vote, formally adopted a resolution to transition to a by-trustee area election system and adopted Map Scenario 1 as the District’s trustee area plan. Prior to making its decision, the Governing Board held public meetings to review proposed maps and took comments from the community. Next, the Governing Board will submit a petition to the San Diego County Committee on School District Organization for review and approval.

Released: Conceptual Map Options for CVRA Transition from "At-Large" to "By-Trustee-Area" Elections

As the District continues to move through a 90-day process of transitioning to “by-Trustee-area” elections under the legal requirements of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), we have reached a critical point. The District is releasing three map options to the community for study and input. All three of the map options being considered meet the legal requirements outlined in CVRA. Click through to view the conceptual maps and link for comment.

Bonsall Bridge - November 2018

The Bonsall Bridge highlights events and activities from all Bonsall schools and features a monthly message from Superintendent David Jones.

Superintendent's Community Collaborative Meeting Schedule

Continuing his efforts to foster communication with residents of the Bonsall Unified School District, Superintendent Jones has scheduled a series of Community Collaborative meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to share the current realities, needs and vision of the district with residents, to seek and listen to community feedback, and to collaborate in the interests of educating the children we serve to the best of our ability. All BUSD residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please click through for a list of scheduled meetings and locations.

All Bonsall Unified school offices closed June 22 - July 23

All Bonsall Unified school offices will be closed for summer break beginning Friday, June 22 through Monday, July 23. Only school offices can assist with student registration. The district offices will remain open, however, will be closed on Fridays from June 15 through July 20.

May 30, 2018: Special Board Meeting

The BUSD Board of Trustees has called a Special Board Meeting for Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 6 PM in the Bonsall Community Center. Baker Nowicki Design Studio and Erickson Hall Construction Company will present information relative to the design development phase for the new high school campus. Next steps in the process will be discussed.

Annual FARM to TABLE | May 19th

The annual FARM to TABLE event at Lion's Gate in Bonsall is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th from 6-9 PM. Tickets are limited - get them now at www.bonsallschools.org before they are gone!

Eric Ortega Appointed to Bonsall Unified School District Board of Trustees

At the March 8, 2018, regular school board meeting, the Bonsall Unified School District Board of Trustees selected Mr. Eric Ortega from a field of seven applicants to fill the vacant position on the school board. Superintendent Jones issued the Oath of Office to Mr. Ortega whose term runs through the November 2018 election.

Bonsall Unified School District seeking new board member

Qualifications: The school board encourages community members to apply who are interested in serving the students, staff, and parents of the Bonsall School District. Individuals must be a registered voter and live within the attendance boundaries of the Bonsall Unified School District.

February Super Live

Superintendent David Jones discusses the findings of the Superintendent's Advisory Committee, highlights upcoming events, and honors the BUSD Transportation department as this month's Bonsall stars.

Disaster Recovery Center to Open at Bonsall Community Center

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of
California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open on Thursday, January 25 in Bonsall to offer residents affected by the December wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the wildfires resources for disaster assistance.
The center will be located at:
Bonsall Community Center
31505 Old River Road
Bonsall, CA 92003
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. The center will be closed on Sundays.

Bonsall Wildfire Resources

The devastating Bonsall Fires on December 7, 2017, affected many of our community members, staff, and students. These are some resources provided by the San Diego County Office of Education intended to help families cope and adjust after a major natural disaster.

Daily District Emergency Update

Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall Preschool, Bonsall High, and Sullivan Middle will not be open until after the holiday break on Tuesday 1/2/18.
Bonsall West and Vivian Banks reopened on Wednesday 12/13/17.
Please see Superintendent's letter for more details including school cleanup plans.

December Bonsall Bridge

Take a look at our monthly Superintendent newsletter to hear about highlights and happenings in our schools

Daily District Emergency Update-12/12/17

Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall Preschool, Bonsall High, and Sullivan Middle will not be open until after the holiday break on Tuesday 1/2/18.
Bonsall West and Vivian Banks will open on Wednesday 12/13/17.
Please see Superintendent's letter for more details including school cleanup plans.

Daily District Emergency Update-12/11/17

Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall Preschool, Bonsall High, and Sullivan Middle will not be open until after the holiday break on Tuesday 1/2/18.
Bonsall West and Vivian Banks will open on Wednesday 12/13/17.
Please see Superintendent's letter for more details.

Daily District Emergency Update-12/10/17

All Bonsall Schools (Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall High, Bonsall West, Sullivan Middle, and Vivian Banks) will be closed Monday 12/11 due to fire cleanup, transportation, and food services issues. Please see Superintendent's letter for more information.

District Emergency Update-12/9/17

Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall High, Bonsall West, and Sullivan Middle closed for clean up Monday 12/11 and Tuesday 12/12. Vivian Banks will be in session Monday 12/11. Please read full article for more information.

Evacuation Update

All students and staff from Bonsall Elementary, Sullivan Middle and Bonsall High School have been successfully evacuated.  If you have not made contact with your family member, please go to the Fallbrook High School gymnasium located at 2400 South Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook.

December Super Live

Watch Mr. Jones monthly video Super Live and get a sneak preview of the BHS musical Grease.

NEW Mandatory Evacuation at Bonsall Elementary School

Bonsall Elementary School is under a mandatory evacuation at this time.  Bonsall Elementary students not picked up by the 1 p.m. release time or attend after-school daycare will be transported by bus to the Fallbrook High School gymnasium located at 2400 South Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook. Sullivan Middle and Bonsall High School students who were previously evacuated to Bonsall Community Center will also be transported to the Fallbrook High School gymnasium.

Mandatory Fire Evacuation for SMS and BHS

We just received notice that there is a fire near Interstate 15 and HWY 395. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered by our local fire department for Sullivan Middle School and Bonsall High School. Buses are on the way to the campus to pick up students. Parents may also choose to pick up their child at the school. Students residing in the Lake Rancho Viejo neighborhood will be transported to the Bonsall Community Center. Students who are supposed to stay after school at SMS and BHS will be transported to the Community Center (31505 Old River Road) by our transportation department. Parents will need to pick up their child at the Community Center as soon as possible.

We will update the Bonsall Facebook page and BUSD website with information about the fire as it is received.

David Jones
Superintendent