Future students in the K-12 grades in Bonsall will attend schools together in the new Bonsall Unified School District. County Supervisors cast their votes last week to approve the unification of part of the Fallbrook Union High School District and the old Bonsall Union School District that voters in the school districts approved with a vote on Prop BB on November 6th in 2012.
Fallbrook residents who cast a slim vote against the unification have to accept the loss of 526 students, and 22 teachers, in their high school district. The Bonsall residents who won the vote by making the vote count add up to a 10,574 to 9,439 difference will not lose any students. The old district is fully within the newly formed district.
Having Fallbrook residents in the same master school plan with Bonsall residents will raise the amount of the school revenue per student who attends classes by 5 to 10 percent.
District reorganization was taken up in pubic at a hearing in August of 2007. The local voters' plans to coordinate education at the primary and secondary schools written in a petition approved by a county committee on school district organization was approved by the State Board of Education in 2012. Bonsall's teachers at the schools will collaborate to prove the students' education can meet local, state, and national goals.
Starting on July 1, 2014, the date the school district is unified, Bonsall locals will start counting on an education that meets the "unique needs" of rural residents who live in a geographically isolated area.
Bonsall, a 13.5 square mile town, has plans to build a new model high school on 17.5 acre at a middle school site on Lilac Road. The Fallbrook students will attend the new high school. Interdistrict transfers will remain an option for parents who want their child to attend a more traditional school, such as the Fallbrook High School or the area's arts magnet school. After the population grows through 2020, an additional 275 students are expected to attend the school.
A five member board the voters elect will run the district operations.
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