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The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment.  These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55.

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SMUHSD School Board Meeting This Thursday, January 29

The SMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invite you to the January 29th Board of Trustee meeting. Each meeting, trustees, staff, students and their families, as well as community members, have the opportunity to learn and offer input on decisions related to topics that impact our students and their families, as well as the broader community. Here are a few items on this Thursday’s agenda:

1.) Recognition of two outstanding students for their achievements
2.) A report on our students’ college readiness
3.) A review of the State’s budget impact on education
4.) An update on enrollment looking forward

You can access the full agenda by clicking here. Hope to see you on Thursday evening.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 1/28/15

Highlights from January 27 Special Board Study Session

Thank you to the approximately 60+ community members who took the time to participate in the Special Board Meeting/Study Session on January 27th. Here are some highlights:

1.) Staff presented a report on how we staff our schools so our students can be sure to receive the instruction and attention they need for a quality education.  Click here for the report.
2.) The District team presented a summary of the possible short and long term options currently being discussed and evaluated for D-Tech’s new home, and staff’s recommendations. Click here for the presentation.
3.) After further studying the options, learning of staff’s recommendations and hearing the community, the Board of Trustees directed staff to continue their discussions with the landowners of potential locations for the District’s first charter school, D-Tech, for the 15/16 school year.
4.) The Board passed a resolution extending the Prop 39 deadline to March 1st, which enables the SMUHSD team to proceed with finding the best 15/16 location for D-Tech.

The minutes from the January 27th Board of Trustee meeting will be posted soon. Check back at www.smuhsd.org.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 1/21/15

Acclaimed Author Dr. Laura Kastner Speaks at SMUHSD in February

Save the Date!
February 3rd
"Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens and Teens"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Join the Peninsula Parent Speaker Series, formerly known as ParenTeen Quest, and the SMUHSD for a discussion with nationally-acclaimed author and professor, Dr. Laura Kastner. Learn all the details by clicking here.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 12/18/14

Interpreter Service

The A/W Office provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) speakers.  Limited English Proficient (“LEP”) parent/guardians speaking languages other than Spanish and Cantonese/Mandarin will be provided language assistance services by the Attendance and Welfare Office.  Please contact:  KindyLee Mackamul, Director of Attendance and Welfare, if you need assistance regarding enrollment and school assignment matters.

Interpreter available in any language upon request.

Response to the Grand Jury Report

On July 11, 2013 the San Mateo Union High School District received a Grand Jury Report, "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  At the September 12, 2013 board meeting the Board of Trustees approved the response letter from the district to the Grand Jury Report "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  To read the response letter click on "Response Letter." 

Public Notice-First Five-Year Review for Burlingame High School

The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) will conduct the First Five-Year Review of the effectiveness of the remedy for the Burlingame High School site (Site) located at 400 Carolan Avenue, Burlingame, California 94010.  For more information click on the attached notice. Public Notice for First Five-Year Review Burlingame High School 


District Calendar

Local Control Accountability Plan: SMUHSD

LCAP Year 2014-2015

SMUHSD LCAP and Annual Update Template (English)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Spanish)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Chinese)

San Mateo Union High School's commitment to monitoring progress as we move forward with LCAP is a high priority for all stakeholders - staff, families, and community members.  The foundation of this LCAP is to improve the education and achievement outcomes for all students in the San Mateo Union High School District.  

District Policies

The District Policies are now on-line.  To access click on "District Policies."

Local Educational Agency Plan

Title III Improvement Plan

2014 SMUHSD Title II Improvement Plan

Title III Year 2 and Year 4 Improvement Plan Assurance

The goal of the Title III Improvement Plan is to identify the challenges the SMUHSD has had in raising English Learner achievement and to provide a guide on how to implement a sound and effective instructional program for all English Learners. 


The San Mateo Union High School District continues to be in Program Improvement for 2012-2013 school year.  For more information click on "SMUHSD Program Improvement."  "SMUHSD Program Improvement letter (Spanish)" "SMUHSD Program Improvement Letter (Chinese)"

Student Nutrition Services

To access the Prepayment Form click on "form ."


Rental of SMUHSD Facilities

Facilities Use

To book athletic facilities, theaters, classrooms, and meeting spaces click on Facilities Rental.