San José Unified Schools

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

June 15, 2018
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Graduation 2018

San José Unified is a consistent leader in high school graduation rates and the class of 2018 is no exception. We were excited to continue our annual tradition of graduating over 2,000 seniors at the Municipal Rose Garden, America’s Best Rose Garden. To see more graduation photos click here.

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A seamless transition for summer meals

Summer meals

Summer can be a difficult time for families struggling to make ends meet because their children no longer have access to the free and reduced-price meals they receive at school. That’s why San José Unified partners each year with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties to provide a federally-funded summer meals program at our schools.

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New income threshold increases access to preschool

New income threshold increases access to preschool

San José Unified is excited to be participating in a pilot program to ensure that additional Santa Clara County families have access to affordable preschool. Through legislation passed last fall, the Individualized County Childcare Subsidy Plan allows counties to determine their own eligibility criteria instead of relying on state criteria. In Santa Clara County, this means a family of four with…

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Tasting the future

March 22, 2018
Future Chefs Competition

On a stormy Tuesday afternoon, elementary students from San José Unified fired up the kitchen at Gunderson High School for the annual Future Chefs live cooking competition, and the results were nothing short of delicious.

Future Chefs is a national initiative from our nutrition partners at Sodexo. Now in its eighth year, it’s designed to inspire kids to make healthy eating choices and…

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Following up on our town hall

March 8, 2018
Town Hall Meeting at Leland High School

We want to thank everyone who participated in our district-wide Town Hall Meeting on February 5th at Leland High School. Nearly 200 parents, staff, students, and community members were treated to a vigorous, student-led debate on school start times, then asked to offer feedback about the district, our schools, and our focus in the near and long term. If you…

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Responding to student walkouts

March 2, 2018
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Students

The tragedy in Parkland, Florida, and other shootings on school campuses across the nation have driven increased interest in student-led civic engagement actions, including walkouts, rallies, and marches. San José Unified unequivocally supports our students’ Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly and free expression.

As you may have heard through social media and other sources, the Women’s March’s Youth Empower group is planning a national school…

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Notice of Governing Board Vacancy

February 16, 2018
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San Jose Unified School District

The San José Unified School District Board of Education (Board), pursuant to its bylaws, will make a provisional appointment to fill a vacancy from Board Trustee Area 4, which became vacant on February 12, 2018, with the resignation of Paymon Zarghami. The provisional appointee will serve until the term of office expires in December 2018. The Board invites any eligible person…

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A message from the Superintendent

Willow Glen High School Graduation

Dear San José Unified Community, Knowing what to do in an emergency saves lives, and the tragedy in Florida emphasizes the importance of preparation. At San José Unified, we work closely with law enforcement to provide the best possible information and training to our students and staff.  You can support that work by reminding your students to pay attention during emergency…

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Students debate school start times at town hall

February 13, 2018
Students debate school start times at town hall

More than 150 parents, students, and community members joined district and school leaders for our second Town Hall Meeting of the school year on Monday night at Leland High School. Before participating in an hour-long open forum, they were treated to a public policy debate led by students from Leland’s nationally-recognized speech and debate program.

A recent proposal from the state legislature to…

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Make a donation to support student meals

Donation to support student meals

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.

All told, our Student Nutrition team prepares and serves more than 18,000 hot and cold meals every day across 40 school sites, from elementary…

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