RealSAVI Number For Capistrano Unified School District

Orange County 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number
           
Capistrano Unified SD   Feb-09 Feb-09 Mar-09 Mar-09
Aliso Niguel High School   825  $ 287.33 2.87  $ 294.82 2.80
Capistrano Valley High School  812  $ 283.05 2.87  $ 276.74 2.93
Dana Hills High School            825  $ 334.50 2.47  $ 328.51 2.51
San Clemente High School       816  $ 314.96 2.59  $ 381.82 2.14
San Juan Hills High School  *     748  $ 279.48 2.68  $            
Tesoro High School                            836  $ 265.69 3.15  $ 258.23 3.24

THE REALSAVI NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.

Orange County School District Layoff Updates: Anaheim Union High School District To Cut Up To 151 Jobs While Capistrano Unified School District Will Eliminate Up To 27 Administrators

The Anaheim Union High School Board voted Thursday to cut 151 jobs as part of an effort to erase a looming budget deficit.

Seventy-seven of the cuts were to certificated positions – 73 teachers, two administrative jobs and two counselors. The rest were to classified employees, including clerks, instructional assistants and secretaries. The cuts would go into effect at the start of the 2009-10 school year.

“This district is absolutely saddened by the position we find ourselves in,” said Superintendent Joseph Farley. “These kinds of reductions will have a profound effect on the district.”

 http://www.ocregister.com/articles/school-district-teachers-2326570-jobs-officials

Almost every district-level administrator in the Capistrano Unified School District is expected to be pink-slipped this week under a radical cost-cutting strategy that’s intended to give district trustees “maximum flexibility” as they work to pare next year’s budget.

The school board tonight is expected to authorize issuing tentative layoff notices to 27 administrators who work at the district’s San Juan Capistrano headquarters – along with 262 classroom teachers and about 119 other employees – to help close a $25 million budget gap.

“We understood it would be coming to this,” school board President Ellen Addonizio said. “We need maximum flexibility in moving forward in the next few years, based on the problems that the state of California has.”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/district-capistrano-year-2327662-teachers-administrators

(From OC Register articles….)

 

RealSAVI Number For Capistrano Unified School District Reflect Home Values Stabilizing

 

School District / High School 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft Per High School Real Savi  Average Price Per Sq Ft Real Savi
           
 Capistrano Unified   Jan-09 Jan-09 Feb-09 Feb-09
Aliso Niguel High School        825 281.62    2.93 287.33    2.87
Capistrano Valley High School       812 279.97    2.90 283.05    2.87
Dana Hills High School                 825 379.60    2.17 334.50    2.47
San Clemente High School            816 314.24    2.60 314.96    2.59
San Juan Hills High School  *          748 251.23    2.98 279.48    2.68
Tesoro High School                                 836 275.04    3.04 265.69    3.15
CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SEVEN HIGH SCHOOLS ARE RANKED HERE ACCORDING TO OUR NEW ”REALSAVI” NUMBER. THE NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.
 

 

Capistrano Unified School District Foundation Raised Over $1 Million To Hire Back 266 Teachers And Fund “Grant Incentives For Teachers” (GIFT) Program

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capistranousdfoundationlogoBecause of the state’s budget cuts, 266 teachers were given their pinkslips at the end of the 2008-09 school year – meaning bigger class sizes for our children. The CUSD Foundation raised over $1,000,000 in six weeks in June of 2008 which allowed the district to hire back ALL of the teachers. Thanks again to all the many wonderful donors and volunteers that made this possible!!!
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Grant Incentives For Teachers (GIFT) Program

The CUSD Foundation supports enhanced and innovative teaching programs in our schools by offering grants to teachers who work to enrich the classroom learning experiences of our 51,000 students. Grants were used to upgrade technology, fund innovative math and science programs, provide tools for literacy building and much more. Over the past several years, the CUSD Foundation gave more then $200,000 in grants to teachers throughout the district.

Grants to teachers over the years include:

SCIENCE AND MATH

THE ARTS & MUSIC

TECHNOLOGY

LANGUAGE ARTS

Senior Scholarships

Each year the CUSD Foundation awards scholarships for community service and academic achievement to graduating seniors at CUSD high schools from the various endowments that the Foundation manages.

Teacher of the Year

The CUSD Foundation is a major sponsor in recognizing outstanding educators at each of the district’s schools at the Annual Teacher of the Year Event every April.

School Safety

The CUSD Foundation funded safety supplies for the district’s participation in “The Great ShakeOut” which was the biggest public emergency drill where 5 million people in Southern California practiced a drill for a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Nov. 13, 2008.

School Clubs and Groups

We provide interactive fundraising events and revenue sharing for diverse school groups which have included: Class Size Reduction, Destination Imagination teams, sports teams, drama clubs, music & choral programs, bilingual immersion, pep squads, special education, school site tutoring, and booster clubs.

The Foundation supports BTSA (Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment,) Professional Learning Communities, student councils, science camps, field trips, school-site laptop programs and many, many more programs that enrich our students’ educational experience.

United Way Member

The CUSD Foundation is a member-agency of the Orange County’s United Way, designation code CAP303.

Supported literacy at various elementary and middle schools by providing age appropriate reading materials for children to use at school and also to take home and read with their parents;

Funded computer software that helps students analyze their writing, helps find and better understand their mistakes and thus become better writers and communicators; and

Provided annual subscriptions to weekly reading magazines for elementary students to encourage more reading by increasing access to supplemental reading.

Funded a high school program that will use iPods to take a more advanced approach to foreign language instruction; also has potential use with AP and International Baccalaureate courses.

Purchased computer and video equipment to allow teachers to integrate technology into classroom instruction according to CA State Standards and create competent technology users; and

Funded a “Character Design Maquette” project which will allow animation students to create and refine 3-D computer models of their original characters. Project naturally segues students into 3-D animation.

Funded electronic equipment, computer hardware and composition software to benefit the choir drama and music programs at several schools;

Sponsored a program where over 3,300 4th-graders attended a live symphony concert; and

Supported the Honors Concert Series for over 1,400 participating students district-wide.

Provided the funds to establish a “CSI-type” forensic study unit at one high school so students can explore scientific mysteries using advanced equipment and techniques;

Purchased science equipment, software and supplies for several schools in order to give our children the chance to perform real-world science experiments and learn about the scientific method; and

Funded “Fantasy Baseball” classroom kits which utilized real-life baseball statistics in order to teach students about ratio, percent, proportion, probability and graphing.