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The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) and Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA) Boards of Education meet each month in the Board Room at the District Education Center. CECA meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. YCJUSD meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting dates for 2018: January 16, February 20, March 13, April 24, May 22, June 19, June 26, July 24, August 21, September 11, October 2 (*No CECA Mtg), October 23, November 13, and December 11.

Board of Education Contact Information

3 months ago

Board President, Sharon Bannister 

Board Clerk, Jane Smith - 

Board Member, Dr. Chuck Christie 

Board Member, Patty Ingram

Board Member, Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh 

California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) by-Trustee Area Voting

5 months ago

By-trustee area election update

On November 7, 2017, the Board of Education voted to adopt map/scenario No. 3 for a by-trustee area election plan.  It was then submitted to the San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization (County Committee) for their consideration.  At their meeting held December 20, 2017, the County Committee adopted Resolution No 20171220 approving and adopting a final trustee area plan (map/scenario No. 3) and a transition to a by-trustee area election system for YCJUSD.

 In January 2018, a waiver request was submitted to the State Board of Education (SBE) in Sacramento to waive the requirement that the establishment of trustee areas and adoption of a by-trustee area election process be submitted to the electors as set forth in Education Code 5019 and 5020.   At this time, the district is awaiting SBE approval of the waiver which is scheduled to be on their agenda for consideration at their March 14-15 meeting.  If approved, the District will officially have a by-trustee area election method which will be in place for the next election in November 2018.

Scenario 3

Scenario 3 - Map                         Scenario  3 - Table


About California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) by-Trustee Area Voting

Recently, many cities, school districts and other public entities have had their election systems challenged under the CVRA, leading to very expensive and divisive litigation.  A move to by trustee area elections enables us to move forward without the potential of having to defend CVRA litigation in the future. 


District staff and the Board of Education are committed to continuing to focus on all students at all school sites to ensure a quality education for our students.  The change in the election system will not change the decision making process for the Board of Education. Each trustee will continue to make decisions in the best interest of the entire district regardless of the trustee area.


The transition to by- trustee area election method will involve input from the community at public hearings on options for developing and approving a trustee area map; approval from the San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization: and the State Board of Education.  Dates for community meetings will be posted on this website on August 14th.

Trustee Area

Scenario 1

Scenario 1 - Map

Scenario 1 - Table

Trustee Area

Scenario 2

Scenario 2 - Map

Scenario 2 - Table

Trustee Area

Scenario 3

Scenario 3 - Map

Scenario 3 - Table


Notice of public hearing

On proposed establishment of Trustee Area Elections for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. 

Wednesday, December 20

6:00 p.m.

12797 Third St., Yucaipa

Notice of public hearing

Community Meetings - Trustee Areas


  • October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. 
    • Yucaipa High School    33000 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. 
    • District Education Center   12797 Third St., Yucaipa, CA 92399
If you have questions or would like to provide input regarding the transition to by-trustee area elections and/or the map scenarios, please email us at: contact_us@ycjusd.us


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR TRUSTEE AREA VOTING

PUBLIC HEARING FOR SBE WAIVER:

  • October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • December 12, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District at its regular board meeting to be held at the District Office located at 12797 Third Street, will consider seeking a waiver from the State Board of Education of the requirement that the establishment of trustee areas and adoption of a "by trustee area" election process be submitted to the electors as set forth in Education Code sections 5019 and 5020.  

The Board invites public testimony regarding these matters. 

Questions or comments should be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at (909) 797-0174, ext. 5802. 


PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED MAPS:

  • October 3, 2017  @ 6:30 p.m.
  • October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District at a regular board meeting to be held at the District Office located at 12797 Third Street, will conduct a public hearing in accordance with Elections Code section 10010 to receive and consider input regarding the transition to by-trustee area elections and three proposed trustee area maps to be used in the event the Board approves a transition to by-trustee area elections pursuant to Education Code sections 5019 and 5020. 

The Board invites public testimony regarding these matters. 

Questions or comments should be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at (909) 797-0174, ext. 5802. 


More information about "By-Trustee Area" voting requirements





School Board and Superintendent

3 months ago

Sharon Bannister

Sharon Bannister

President

sharon_bannister@ycjusd.us


Chuck Christie Ph.D.

Chuck Christie Ph.D.

Member

chuck_christie@ycjusd.us

Patricia Ingram

Patricia Ingram

Member

patricia_ingram@ycjusd.us

Jane Smith                 

Jane Smith

Member

jane_smith@ycjusd.us 


Chuck Christie Ph.D.

Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh

Member

Rosilicie_Ochoa-Bogh@ycjusd.us


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Contact Us


Cali Binks, Superintendent
cali_binks@ycjusd.us
909-797-0174 ext. 5801

Mimi Hawkinson, Admin Assistant
mimi_hawkinson@ycjusd.us
909-797-0174 ext. 5802



Cali Binks, Superintendent

General Information

5 months ago

MISSION STATEMENT

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District is committed to providing a rigorous education that extends the opportunity for all students to achieve success academically, vocationally, and personally.  Through a safe and caring environment, students will be prepared to become productive citizens in a democratic society.

PURPOSE

"To Make a Difference in the Life of Each Child"

YCJUSD GOALS

Goal 1:  Increase the percent of students meeting or exceeding standards in English-Language arts, math, science, and social science by the end of 5th grade

Goal 2:  Increase the percent of students graduating high school college and career ready

Goal 3:  Meet the holistic needs of all students by providing an environment where student and family needs are met so that they can fully participate in all aspects of the educational experience by:

  • Increasing parent and community involvement
  • Increasing self-awareness and identity, building social problem solving skills and focus on the future
  • Having positive self-esteem and motivation to succeed
  • Making friends and understanding social rules and consequences