CUSD congratulates Jr. Carpinterian of the Year Isa Alarcon 

Congratulations to Carpinteria High School senior class president, Isa Alarcon, for her award as Jr. Carpinterian of the Year. Isa will receive a $4,000 scholarship. She will be attending Chapman    University in the fall, where she is planning to study political science. Jr. Carpinterian of the Year runner-up, CHS senior Laura Flores, will receive a $1,500 scholarship.



Congratulations to the CHS boys swim team, who won Carpinteria’s first CIFDivision title!The girls and boys track & field teams also both secured leaguechampionships in the Citrus Coast League finals. 


20-21 Staff Recruitment 

We are interviewing for the following replacements and additional grant positions. 

For CUSD elementary schools, we are interviewing for special education teachers, a library-media tech, a speech/language pathology assistant and instructional assistants. 

For CUSD secondary schools, we are interviewing for a music and theater teacher, a special education teacher, English language learner teachers and instructional assistants.

District-wide, we are hiring bus drivers. 


Measure U 

Assistant superintendent Maureen Fitzgerald is leading a new Measure U team with Bond construction manager Jay Sullivan, planning specialist Jeanessa Lopez and staff accountant Miguel Baeza. The Measure U team will attend the county Architectural Review Board in late June. 

Summerland classrooms will be relocated to Main School during the summer. Construction is planned to begin in August. 

Construction bids have been received for the new CHS administration building; McGillivray has been chosen as the new contractor. Construction will begin July 1. 

The Aliso modernization project’s completion date is scheduled for Aug. 21.



I would like to recognize the district leadership team, managers and district officestaff fortheiroutstandingleadershipduringthischallengingschoolyear. They continue to make decisions focused on what is best forstudents while successfully facilitating the health and safety of students andemployees.



Diana Rigby is the current superintendent of Carpinteria Unified School District. She is focused on improving teaching and learning for all CUSD students and welcomes parent and community input and feedback. For more information about CUSD, log on to, or contact Diana at or (805) 684-4511x222.

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