Carpinteria Unified School District made a recommendation to the CUSD School Board on Tuesday, July 23, for Rincon/Foothill high schools to be relocated to portable buildings on the Carpinteria High School campus, beginning in the fall term of the 2019-20 school year.
Rincon/Foothill Principal Barnaby Gloger is moving to Portland, Oregon, and CHS Principal Gerardo Cornejo will assume leadership of Rincon/Foothill in addition to his duties at CHS.
By not replacing the position of principal for Rincon/Foothill, CUSD saves approximately $167,736, according to an email from Superintendent Diana Rigby. Rincon/Foothill pupil administrative duties will be assumed by the superintendent’s office.
According to a statement provided by Rigby, “Rincon/Foothill will be relocated to the front portables on the CHS campus. The Rincon/Foothill students will be able to participate in CTE (Career Technical Education) and receive more individualized special education services where needed.”
Staffing at Rincon/Foothill will remain at current levels with two full-time teachers, a counsellor and office coordinator at 80-percent full time, and two instructional assistants.
According to the district’s Facilities Master Plan, CHS administration will occupy a newly constructed building in 2021-22 as part of Measure U projects. Rincon/Foothill and Special Education Administration will use the current admin building on the CHS campus when Measure U construction is complete.
During Measure U-funded renovations of Summerland School in 2021-22, students and staff from Summerland will occupy the former Rincon/Foothill campus.