ABOUT FUESD

FALLBROOK UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District provides a kindergarten through eighth-grade education to students across nine school sites, including two schools located aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Located in the northern-most part of San Diego County, FUESD provides a wide-ranging set of educational opportunities to a culturally diverse population of students.


DISTRICT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Below are a few of Fallbrook Union Elementary School District’s Recent Accomplishment

Educational Leadership and Programs

FUESD’s Accomplishments Include:

  • Decreased the rate of Long Term English Learners to below the county and state averages since 2015.
  • Demonstrated growth in student achievement and outperformed the state average in ELA and math every year since 2012.
  • Developed alternatives to suspensions leading to 85% reduction in out of school suspensions.
  • Secured over $500K in grant funding for districtwide implementation of The Leader in Me, a CASEL approved SEL program, resulting in FUESD being awarded the distinction of the first Lighthouse School District in the United States.
  • Implemented Transitional Kindergarten throughout the district in 2013.
  • Served the largest population of migrant students in San Diego county through comprehensive summer programs and 26 after school classes throughout the year.
  • Dedicated over $1 million general fund dollars annually to provide free daily home-to-school transportation for over 1,500 students.
  • Secured $800K in state funds to expand district preschool programs enhancing inclusion opportunities for special needs preschoolers.
  • Designed and launched three alternative school options for students focused on dual language, STEM based instruction, and a virtual home school program.
  • Created 21st century, hands-on Innovation Labs in every school to provide high quality STEM instruction for every student.
  • Prioritized and expanded project based learning to all district students through the use of instructional coaches and online curriculum resources for every teacher.
  • Implemented a comprehensive physical education program in all elementary schools to support the development of the whole child.
  • Prioritized full time school counselors in all schools since 2018 to support students’ social-emotional learning.

Finance and Operations

FUESD’s Accomplishments Include:

  • Increased district reserves 16% from 2017 to 2021 despite declining enrollment.
  • Maximized and aligned district budget of $85 million to maintain a positive financial certification every year since 2011.
  • Secured over $120 million dollars of state and federal funds to design and build two state-of-the-art schools aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
  • Received over two million dollars in Department of Defense grants to support technology integration, STEM education, and counseling for military-connected students.

Human Capital

FUESD’s Accomplishments Include:


  • Worked with staff and community partners to prioritize the spending of $27 million on a three year learning recovery plan.
  • Distributed and served 1.9 million meals to FUESD families and community members since March 2020.
  • Deployed 575 hotspots to students and families to provide internet service to 100% of district students.
  • Secured $745K in federal funds to support the monthly cost of internet hotspots for families.
  • Partnered with Boys and Girls Club to provide free child care to community members and employees during school closures.
  • Successfully reopened district schools to all students five days a week in 2021 – one of three San Diego County School Districts to do so.
  • Initiated a school based COVID19 testing program providing over 14K tests since August 2021 to keep students and employees in school.

Pandemic Response

FUESD’s Accomplishments Include:

  • Worked with staff and community partners to prioritize the spending of $27 million on a three year learning recovery plan.
  • Distributed and served 1.9 million meals to FUESD families and community members since March 2020.
  • Deployed 575 hotspots to students and families to provide internet service to 100% of district students.
  • Secured $745K in federal funds to support the monthly cost of internet hotspots for families.
  • Partnered with Boys and Girls Club to provide free child care to community members and employees during school closures.
  • Successfully reopened district schools to all students five days a week in 2021 – one of three San Diego County School Districts to do so.
  • Initiated a school based COVID19 testing program providing over 14K tests since August 2021 to keep students and employees in school.

Community Engagement 

FUESD’s Accomplishments Include:

  • Developed, with over 120 staff and community partners, a “Portrait of an 8th Grader” – a newly defined district vision and mission aligned to the skills and dispositions students will need to succeed in the rapidly changing workforce.
  • Garnered the support of parents and community with 97% of parents reporting they have opportunities for input in their child’s education and feel their children are safe at school.
  • Implemented an in-district university teacher credentialing program with California State University San Marcos.
  • Worked collaboratively with Base Command of MCB Camp Pendleton to support educational and transition programs for over 1,800 military connected students, resulting in 2 of 31 schools statewide honored as Purple Star Schools.

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