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Master Facilities Planning: Improving our School Facilities

In July 2015, the Board of Education approved a District-wide Master Facilities Plan (MFP). This plan, developed collaboratively over the past several years, creates a roadmap of improvements to provide safe, well-maintained classrooms, labs, libraries/media centers and instructional technology that support a modern education and reduce overcrowding in our schools. San Rafael voters passed Measures A & B in November 2015 to fund a portion of the MFP.

Free Summer Lunch Meals/ Almuerzos de Verano Gratis!

Click here to view date and location information for the Free Summer Lunch Program for youth under 18 years of age.

Historic Shift in School Funding

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) represent dramatic changes to funding for California public schools.  

Visit our LCAP/LCFF webpage for further details including:

  • The final plans
  • An executive summary
  • Other resources and information

To view a presentation describing the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) click here. Spanish Version



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Our Mission:
Lifting student achievement. Every student, every day. 

Our Vision:
Every student will be a confident learner, an effective communicator, a critical thinker and
a positive contributor to the global community.

Click here to learn more about San Rafael City Schools

Board Takes Action on Implementing Bond Funds

Site Projects, Schedules and Budgets Identified
At its recent meeting, the Board of Education received an update on SRCS' Capital Facilities Program after a busy past few months of community workshops and conversations on improving our school facilities. 

At the meeting:

  • The Board adopted the eight-year program maps for each district, which identify the projects, schedule and budgets for the program. 
  • Additionally, the Board approved the first phase of implementation for each district, which allows SRCS to begin detailed project design and planning for implementation for the next two years of the programs. 

Click here to learn more about the program, as well as information about the recent community workshops. 

2015-2016 LCAP

Our entire SRCS community is integral to shaping our plans for continued success and growth. As such, we want to brief you on our LCAP engagement plan for the 2015-16 school year. This year, the stakeholder engagement is all about implementation. We will focus on the data, what we have learned and a strong implementation schedule. Through out work, we will be create a refined priority list of what can be accomplished in the next 3-5 years. Click here to learn more.

Changes at HeadsUp

A Message from the HeadsUp President

HU 'us' logo w-tag.jpgOver the last six years, Executive Director Maika Llorens Gulati has helped HeadsUp make tremendous strides toward our goals of providing enrichment, promoting ...more

SRHS Hall of Honor

San Rafael High School and the SRHS Alumni Association’s 2016 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony is on May 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm at SRHS. This year’s event will recognize Beverly Tanem, teacher and volunteer, and Tom Untermann alum and supporter, for their outstanding dedication and commitment to SRHS. Click here to learn more. 

Deadline Extended: Citizen Bond Oversight Committee

San Rafael City Schools is establishing an Independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for Measures A & B, which were passed in November 2015, in accordance with Proposition 39. For these types of bonds, California law requires a committee to oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair, and modernization of schools by SRCS. The committee will communicate its finding to the Board of Education and the public in order to ensure that school bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently.

If you have questions, please contact 415-492-3233.

School Vaccine Update

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, parents or guardians of students in any school or child care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption (PBE) to a currently required vaccine. PBEs submitted prior to Jan. 1, 2016 will be honored until the student enrolls in TK/K or enters seventh grade. For more information on school vaccination requirements, please visit www.shotsforschool.org
 A partir del 1 de enero del 2016, ya no se permitirá que los padres de familia o tutores de los estudiantes en cualquier escuela o centro de cuidado infantil, ya sea público o privado, presenten una exención por creencias personales para una vacuna que se requiera actualmente.  Las exenciones por creencias personales (PBE, en inglés) presentadas antes del 1 de enero de 2016, continuarán siendo válidas hasta que el estudiante ingrese al kindergarten (o kínder de transición) o al 7º grado. Para informarse más sobre la ley (SB) 277 y las vacunas requeridas en las escuelas, favor de dirigirse a www.shotsforschool.org

Measures A & B Pass

Thank you, San Rafael Community!

The San Rafael community overwhelmingly supported our ballot measures to improve our school facilities! 

  • Measure A, the District's $108 million bond measure to fund updates to our elementary and middle schools, passed on Nov. 3 with 100 percent of precincts reporting, receiving 66 percent of the vote.  
  • Measure B, the District's $161 million bond measure to fund updates to our high schools, also passed on Nov. 3 with 100 percent of precincts reporting, receiving 67 percent of the vote. 

The measures needed a 55 percent majority to pass. Additionally, Greg Knell, Linda Jackson and Maika Llorens Gulati retained their seats on the SRCS Board of Education. Click here to read more.

Understanding Our State Assessment Results

Recently, the state of California released results for the new statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests are aligned to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards. This marks an exciting change as California seeks to raise the bar and realize much higher levels of academic achievement for its students. Click here to read more.



Click here for the presentation from the recent forum for parents on the results and interpreting student score reports.

Students Receive National Merit Honor

Three exceptional SRCS students were recently announced as semifinalists in the prestigious 2016 National Merit Scholarship (NMS) Program! Less than one percent of US high school seniors are awarded ...more

Program Improvement / Programa de Mejoramiento

In accordance with the federal “No Child Left Behind” law, a school district is required to offer parents of eligible students in a Program Improvement (PI) school the option of transferring their child to a non-PI school in the same school district. A school or district’s PI status is based on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. Due to technical difficulties at the state level, the release of AYP from the California Department of Education has been delayed. A date for the release of the information has yet to be provided by the CDE. Click here to read a notification letter.

De acuerdo con la ley federal "Que Ningún Niño se Queda Atrás", se requiere que un distrito escolar ofrezca a los padres de los estudiantes elegibles en el Programa de Mejoramiento (PI) la opción de transferir a sus hijos a una escuela que no es PI en el mismo distrito escolar. El estatus PI de una escuela o un distrito se basa en los informes del Progreso Anual Adecuado (AYP). Debido a dificultades técnicas en el ámbito estatal, el Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) se ha retrasado con la publicación de AYP. El CDE aún no ha proporcionado una fecha para la publicación de la información. Haga clic aquí para leer una carta de notificación.

Board Approves LCAPs

LCAP_Logo-01.jpgThe SRCS Board of Education recently approved our 2015-18 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP). We are grateful to the hundreds of people who participated in the complex and extensive process to help shape the plans so we can improve as a district to better meet the needs of all our students.

You can find the final LCAP documents online in English and Spanish at www.srcs.org/lcap. There are also several other resources and materials on the webpage, including an executive summary. 

Elementary Teacher is Marin County Teacher of the Year

DSC_0061.jpgWe are filled with excitement and pride as we share that Karrie Coulter, currently a second grade teacher at Short Elementary, was selected as the Marin County Teacher of the Year! A crew of District representatives visited her classroom to surprise her with the news. As the county honoree, Karrie will continue on in the process for California Teachers of the Year, which highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. Congratulations, Karrie!

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