SAUSD E-Blast for February 15, 2019 
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SAUSD POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES 3 NEW MEMBERS   
 
Three new members of the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department were recognized during a swearing-in ceremony February 14, 2019 at the District Office. Sgt. Robert Toyer and Officers Ronald Goodwin and Luis Macias, a Santa Ana High School graduate, were celebrated during the event, which was attended by Superintendent Stefanie Phillips, Ed.D., District leaders, Department members, family, friends and other supporters. For more photos, click here
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSD SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS DURING SCHOOL SHOWCASE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
  

SAUSD has one primary goal - to prepare students with 21st century skills to graduate from high school and to become productive contributors to our society. We take that to heart in SAUSD where all teachers, staff, and administrators have taken a pledge to believe in all students and support them to be successful academically, mentally, and social emotionally. We know that when we have high expectations and believe in our students, they excel. To that end, students and families are invited to attend a series of meetings through February 22, 2019, to learn more about SAUSD schools and programs that best meet their interests and needs. Click here to access a list of School Showcase Parent Informational Meeting dates in English and Spanish. 
BOARD SEEKS TO FILL SEATS ON BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
 
The Board of Education for the Santa Ana Unified School District seeks applications to fill a total of seven seats on the Bond Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Bond Oversight Committee is to oversee the expenditure of Measure I funds and to communicate its findings to the Board and the public in order to promote the proper expenditure of school bond funds as voters intended and the efficient completion of projects. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of California, and reside within the district's geographic boundaries. The deadline to submit applications is 4:30 p.m. on February 19, 2019. For more information on how to apply, visit the District's website here.
Jeanette McMahon, top, Consulate of Mexico, Santa Ana, bottom.
BOARD HIGHLIGHTS    
 
The Board of Education met on February 12, 2019. The meeting began with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by Danielle Cuayahuitl, a student from C├ęsar Chavez High School. 

During the meeting, the Board of Education honored Jeanette McMahon, a teacher at Godinez Fundamental High School, for being selected one of the 2018 Outstanding Teachers of America by the Carlston Family Foundation. She will receive an award of $20,000, $5,000 of which will be contributed as a grant to Godinez. The funds will be used to purchase mini keyboards, supplementary music materials and voice lessons for students. 

The Board also recognized the Consulate of Mexico, Santa Ana for its recent donation of 144 book collections. The Consulate of Mexico, Santa Ana provided books for the use of students and parents in literacy programs that will be offered at wellness centers throughout District school sites. 

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.    
 
    
Members of the SAUSD Board of Education 
 
Valerie Amezcua, President
Rigo Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President
Alfonso Alvarez, Ed.D., Clerk
John Palacio, Member  
 
Stefanie P. Phillips, Ed.D., Superintendent   
 
SADDLEBACK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EARNS TOP CIF SPOT  
 
Aisley Martinez, a senior at Saddleback High School, has officially recorded 479 goals in water polo, earning her a spot among the top athletes in the CIF Southern Section. Martinez is 4th all time CIF, meaning that she has scored the fourth most water polo goals of anyone in the CIF Southern Section since the group began keeping records. Martinez has been a varsity water polo player for four years at Saddleback, and has scored an average of 5 goals per game. She is also Saddleback's all-time leading scorer.
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