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Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

August 5, 2019
Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

San José Unified’s RISE program helping to fill need but openings persist

San Jose, CA,  August 5, 2019 – The number of students between ages 3 and 21 receiving special education services is rising, according to a report released by the Department of Education.  In the report, “Condition of Education 2018,” data showed the number of public school students receiving special education services under…

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Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Looking for New Members

June 4, 2019
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Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Looking for New Members

2018/2019 Annual Report Now Available

San José Unified School District (SJUSD) is now accepting applications to serve on the volunteer independent oversight committee for the Measure H Bond Measure passed in 2012. Members of the Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) are asked to serve two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019.  Applicants must meet at least one of the following qualifications: live…

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Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

San Jose (May 21, 2019) – San José Unified’s Hoover Middle School has been named the winner of this year’s NFL Play 60 Challenge. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and the National Football League, the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Schools from across the Bay Area competed during the month…

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San José Unified Recognizes Employees of the Year

San José Unified Recognizes Employees of the Year

San José Unified recognized the outstanding achievements of its employees during the 2018-19 school year at the district’s annual Employee Service Awards at Gunderson High School held on May 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.. This event recognizes the contributions of teachers as well as classified and other employees. The following individuals were named San José Unified Employees of the Year for…

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Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo  Future Chefs Challenge

What’s the best way to encourage kids to eat healthy snacks?  Have them make it themselves! That’s the idea behind Sodexo’s Annual Future Chefs Challenge.  Now in its 9th year, the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge encourages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students nationwide to take an active part in making healthy food choices while being creative in the kitchen.  This year, 75 San José…

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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

March 6, 2019
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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 4th, at Gunderson High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San José Unified School District.

If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

If you’d like to…

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SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School Hosts Santa Clara County Judges During Read Across America Event

March 4, 2019
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On Friday, March 1, 2019, Twenty two judicial officers from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara volunteered their time to celebrate National Read Across America Day with the staff and students at SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School. Judges read stories that were either written by Dr. Seuss, celebrated Black History Month, or gave a child’s perspective into the court…

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Silicon Valley Reads 2019

February 14, 2019
Silicon Valley Reads 2019

Silicon Valley Reads collaborates with school districts and community organizations to promote reading and literacy in the Silicon Valley. Each year, a new topic for discussion is introduced and book titles selected for the community to read and discuss together.  Books are identified for young readers that encourage families and communities to read together to promote reading and appreciation of…

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Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting, Monday February 4, 2019

January 16, 2019
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Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting, Monday February 4, 2019

We hope you’ll join us for the second town hall meeting of the 2018-19 school year.  The event will be held in Gunderson High School’s theater, 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose, CA 95136 on Monday, Feb. 4th from 6-8 p.m. Live Spanish interpretation and free childcare will be provided. RSVP today by visiting sjusdtownhall190204.eventbrite.com. San José Unified’s town hall meetings are designed to bring…

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Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

December 5, 2018
Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

Growing up in Silicon Valley doesn’t ensure a student will be tech savvy.  In fact, many young people in the U.S. don’t have the opportunity to try computer science, even here in the shadow of high tech companies. To promote tech learning in school, San Jose Unified’s Lincoln High school teachers, volunteers and administrators worked together with Microsoft Philanthropies’ TEALS-(Technology, Education and Literacy in…

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