Cajon Valley Union School District, California

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Cajon Valley Union School District
San Diego County, California
Cajon Valley Union School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:David Miyashiro
Enrollment:16,420 students
Number of schools:29
Budget: $127.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tamara Otero
Board members:5
Term length:4 years
Cajon Valley Union School District is a school district in California that served 16,420 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] This district is the 99th-largest school district by enrollment in California.

About the district

Cajon Valley Union School District is located in San Diego County, California.

Cajon Valley Unified School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County was home to 3,211,252 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race San Diego County (%) California (%)
White 76.6 73.5
Black or African American 5.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 11.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 4.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
San Diego County[3][4][5][6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 626,957 536,726
2008 666,581 541,032
2004 526,437 596,033
2000 437,666 475,736

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[7]


David Miyashiro is the superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District. He has served in this position since June 2013. Prior to joining the district he served as assistant superintendent of Encinitas Union School District and as principal of Laurel Elementary School. Miyashiro earned his bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach and his doctoral degree from the University of California Los Angeles.[8]

School board

The Cajon Valley Union School District Board of Education is composed of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[9]

Cajon Valley Union School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Jo Alegria At-large 2018
Tamara Otero At-large 2018
Suzanne Mullins At-large 2016
Jill D. Barto At-large 2018
Justin A. Slagle At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Cajon Valley Union School District elections (2014)

Members of the Cajon Valley Union School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.[10]

Public participation in board meetings

The board of trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings.

Public Participation

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. Persons addressing the Board are encouraged to complete an information card. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

In order to conduct District business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, either before or during the Board's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board shall take no action or discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)

3. Without taking action, Board members or District staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities.

Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Government Code 54954.2)

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

Individual speakers will be allowed three minutes to address the Board regarding non-agenda items, as well as three additional minutes regarding items that are on the agenda. A speaker may not use the podium for purposes other than addressing the Board directly. If there are no further comments, a speaker will be considered to have relinquished his or her allotted three minutes. The Board may limit the total time for public input on each agenda item to 30 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add. At any time a member of the public attempts to use their three minutes to disrupt the Board meeting or act out of compliance with this policy they will be asked to return to their seat or leave the meeting room.

6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.

The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts or omissions. (Government Code 54954.3) In addition, the Board may not prohibit public criticism of District employees.

Whenever a member of the public initiates specific complaints or charges against an employee, the Board president shall inform the complainant that in order to protect the employee’s right to adequate notice before a hearing of such complaints and charges, and also to preserve the ability of the Board to legally consider the complaints or charges in any subsequent evaluation of the employee, it is the policy of the Board to hear such complaints or charges in closed session unless otherwise requested by the employee pursuant to Government Code 54957. The Board president shall also encourage the complainant to file a complaint using the appropriate District complaint procedures.

7. The Board president shall not permit any disturbance or willful interruption of Board meetings. Persistent disruption by an individual or group shall be grounds for the president to terminate the privilege of addressing the Board.

The Board may remove disruptive individuals and order the room cleared if necessary. In this case, members of the media not participating in the disturbance shall be allowed to remain, and individuals not participating in such disturbances may be allowed to remain at the discretion of the Board. When the room is ordered cleared due to a disturbance, further Board proceedings shall concern only matters appearing on the agenda. (Government Code 54957.9)

When such disruptive conduct occurs, the Superintendent or designee shall contact local law enforcement.[11]

—Cajon Valley Union School District's website, (2014), [12]


The table below displays the budget for Cajon Valley Union School District:[13]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $108,561,165 86.3% $4,465,889 3.6% $12,387,718 9.8% $0 0% $352,010 0.3% $125,766,781
2012-2013 $108,457,776 85% $6,111,394 4.8% $12,617,099 9.9% $0 0% $374,601 0.3% $127,560,869
Averages: $108,509,470.5 86% $5,288,641.5 4% $12,502,408.5 10% $0 0% $363,305.5 0% $126,663,825

Teacher salaries

Cajon Valley Union School District employed 706 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[14] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the California Teachers Association for the 2013-2014 school year:[15]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 39,331 45,382
B.A. + 15 40,087 49,163
B.A. + 30 42,356 57,483
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 44,625 75,069
B.A. + 60 or M.A. 45,625 76,069
M.A. + 24 46,894 91,628
Doctorate 47,894 92,628

Schools in Cajon Valley Union School District


Cajon Valley Union School District served 16,420 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 1.71 percent from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 16,140 -
2010-2011 16,065 -0.47
2011-2012 16,059 -0.04
2012-2013 16,231 1.06
2013-2014 16,420 1.15

District schools

Cajon Valley Union School District operates 29 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[16]

Cajon Valley Union School District
School Name
Anza Elementary
Avocado Elementary
Blossom Valley Elementary
Bostonia Elementary
Cajon Valley Community Day
Cajon Valley Home
Cajon Valley Middle
Chase Avenue Elementary
Crest Elementary
EJE Elementary Academy Charter
EJE Middle Academy
Emerald Middle
Flying Hills Elementary
Fuerte Elementary
Greenfield Middle
Hillsdale Middle
Jamacha Elementary
Johnson Elementary
Lexington Elementary
Los Coches Creek Middle
Madison Avenue Elementary
Magnolia Elementary
Meridian Elementary
Montgomery Middle
Naranca Elementary
Rancho San Diego Elementary
Rios Elementary
Vista Grande Elementary
W. D. Hall Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through 11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11, and history-social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are four benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR; below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[17]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 55% 55%
Mathematics 59% 50%
Science 63% 59%
History - Social Science 57% 49%

Contact information

Cajon Valley Union School District seal.png
Cajon Valley Union School District
750 E. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 588-3000

See also

External links

Suggest a link


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Diego County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
  3. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 6, 2012, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  4. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 4, 2008, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 2, 2004, Final Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  6. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 7, 2000," accessed July 14, 2014
  7. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. Linkedin, "Dave Miyashiro," accessed May 2, 2014
  9. Cajon, "Board Members," accessed May 2, 2014
  10. San Diego County Elections Division, "June 3, 2014 Candidate List," accessed May 2, 2014
  11. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  12. Cajon, "Meeting Conduct," accessed May 5, 2014
  13. Ed Data, "General Fund Revenues and Expenditures by Object Code," accessed December 8, 2014
  14. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 25, 2014
  15. Cajon, "Certificated 13-14," accessed May 2, 2014
  16. Cajon, "Schools," accessed May 2, 2014
  17. Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 Cajon Valley Union School District," accessed May 1, 2014