Unpredictable School Year
With a little over a month before 130,000 SDUSD students return to the classroom, the city school district is at a loss to say where many of its teachers and students will end up come September. Teacher assignments are already up in the air since 767 educators were laid off in May and just over 300 positions have since been restored— though not yet filled. Another wild card in the...
Class of 1968
Check out one of the latest feature stories on the John Fry website about the band called The Mark Four. The group was made up of mostly Crawford classmates of the Class of 1968. Click on this link and enjoy: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/MarkFour.html
2009 Flow Chart
Lloyd Pest Control has teamed up with Kpri radio station and local musicians for a project to help rebuild the San Diego Unified School District’s budget for music education by launching the “Find Your Voice” Campaign to raise up to $175,000. The money is coming in through the sales of a $5 dollar CD. If the campaign reaches its $175,000 goal, that’s almost enough to restore the district’s art...
SDUSD 2011-12 Calendar
Traditional Academic School Year Calendar.
The Top One Percent
2011 - Students in San Diego Unified’s Top One Percent were honored at the annual Salute to Excellence at Sea World.
A Century on Wheels
From 2009 - Members of San Diego’s Model T Club brought their rare cars to the Crawford High Complex so students could learn how the auto age began in America.
Never Missed a Day
Councilor Timothy Shaw and Crawford CHAMPs student Vanna Sumontha, Class of 2009 celebrating graduation June 15. What makes her story special is that she never missed a day of school for 13 years.
San Diego Unified School District could dip $2.5 million into the hole next spring because California is putting off payments to schools, even more than the school district had been expecting. Its finance chief says that makes it impossible for the school district to rehire any more of its jettisoned employees. It could also force them to let go more school workers who don’t teach. The...
A new study from a local economic think tank found that project labor agreements push up the cost of school construction by as much as 15 percent. San Diego Unified School District gave the green light to a project labor agreement on its $2.1 billion school renovation bond two years ago. The pact calls on firms bidding on Proposition S projects in excess of $1 million to hire local workers...
Class of 2009
Principal Diego Gutierrez and Crawford MVAS student Lina Bien, Class of 2009 of the Crawford High Educational Complex celebrate graduation. More than 6,000 seniors graduated from San Diego Unified School District that year.
San Diego Unified School District Farm to School...
Crawford High MMVA Students last April.
Salute to Excellence
The top 1% of the Class of 2011 were honored recently for their outstanding academic achievement.
Crawford CHAMPs Valedictorian
Cox Scholars include Kellie Kim, Class of 2011.
Class of 1996... 2011 - 15th Year Reunion
Crawford’s Dismantled Car at Hit
When you drive that great looking new car out of the showroom and you’re enjoying the new car smell and performance, have you ever asked yourself, “Gee, I wonder how many parts this car has?” More than 100 students in the Crawford IDEA High School Automotive Technology class can answer that question. On average, there are more than 30,000 parts in an automobile! They know this...
Francis Swede Zamair, Class of 1962 Passed Away on July 13, 2011
Beverly A. Sanders Wallace, Class of 1961 Passed Away on June 25, 2011
Stephen Wesley Wren, Class of 1967 Passed Away on June 30, 2011
New Area Superintendent for Crawford Area
For the 2011-12 school year, the Area Superintendents have been realigned and there are several new faces serving as the liaison between schools, parents and the central office at the Education Center. Because of budget restraints, the number of Area Superintendents has been reduced from eight to six. For Area 2 the new Superintendent is Dr. David Lorden; Crawford, La Jolla and Mira Mesa. Area...
The attempted initiative that would have had voters add 4 appointed members to the San Diego Unified School District board failed to get enough valid signatures to be put on the ballot. San Diegans 4 Great Schools, a group of business leaders, educators and parents supporting the proposed ballot measure, had submitted more than 133,000 signatures in April of this year as they sought to qualify...
Brett Patrick Riggs, Class of 1986 Passed Away on June 19, 2011
More school funding in the state budget will allow San Diego Unified to keep class sizes for its youngest students from ballooning this fall, Superintendent Bill Kowba announced Friday morning. But even as the school district cancels cuts and saves about 300 teacher jobs now, it is still bracing for more than $70 million in cuts for the year after that. Teachers may only be safe for a year. San...
African and African-American students are more likely to be suspended or expelled from San Diego city schools than their peers. Just 78.7 percent graduate from high school, compared to the district’s average of 84.5 percent, and white students’ graduation rate of 91.4 percent. This fall the district will start implementing programs directed at turning those numbers around. Principals will...
Restoration of Funding
Superintendent Bill Kowba announced today that he will immediately initiate the restoration of funding in the district’s 2011-12 budget necessary to restore the current student/teacher class size ratios for grades Kindergarten to 3rd grade for the next school year beginning in September. As a result of the level funding for K-12 education that was included in the state budget signed by the...
San Diego Unified School District Student enrollment: 131,785 2011-12 operating budget: $1.057 billion 2010-11 operating budget: $1.293 billion 885 teacher pink slips issued March 15, 2011; more that 750 teachers laid off Source: School districts, California Department of Education
Jann Whiting Subiaco, Class of 1961 Passed Away on June 26, 2011
Green lunch trays
The school board passed a resolution on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 that directs Superintendent Bill Kowba to develop a plan to phase out the lunch trays in favor of a more environmentally friendly alternative. The district goes through some 15 million petroleum-based trays— about 26 tons of them— every year. They are appealing because they are cheap and lightweight. But the trays take...
SDUSD Finalize Budget
Members of San Diego Unified’s Board of Education made a decision none of them relished last Tuesday night. They committed to more than $114 million in cuts for the next school year, including more than 700 teacher layoffs. Despite four years of cuts the district is already looking at a projected shortfall of almost $91 million for next year. Measures the district is considering to close that...
Walmart Foundation Donates $1Million
Celebrating the Walmart Foundation grant at a Summer Fun Café barbecue are, from left, Trustee Shelia Jackson of the San Diego Unified School District, Randy Barth of THINK Together, City Council Member Tony Young and WalMart Regional Manager Steve Markey. Grants from the Walmart Foundation will be helping students learn and lunch this summer. The foundation awarded $750,000 to the THINK...