Superintendent's Message

  • July 6, 2021


    Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year


    July 2021                                      

    Welcome to the Santa Paula Unified School District

    The challenges of the 2020-21 school year have served to cement Santa Paula Unified School District’s place as the heartbeat of this community.  As we prepare to enter a new school year, we stand firmly in our commitment to providing a close-knit, safe and supportive environment for students, teachers and staff. By uniting all stakeholders through a common purpose and goal, providing needed training for teachers and staff, investing in technology for our students and teachers, and providing academic and mental health support systems, students adapted and found success during unprecedented circumstances.   

    Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) believes no student is a “lost cause” or “too far gone” to receive the level of attention and support they deserve.  We embrace all students where they are and strive to nurture each student’s character and belief in themselves above all.  This approach encourages skill development that culminates in academic achievement and personal bests. Our staff works hard to provide exceptional guidance and SPUSD’s TK-12 learning environment gives us ample time to invest in every step of a student’s academic journey.

    We understand that learning and thriving will look differently for each student.  Our whole child, whole community approach aims to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of students in and out of the classroom.  The district proudly offers school-based mental health services, academic guidance counselor(s), as well as, support personnel at all grade levels. As needed, responsive intervention in reading, math, and credit recovery is also available to all students.  As we enter the 2021-2022 school year, we see a unique opportunity to become even more student centric through innovative educational programming and by holding students and teachers to the highest academic standards.  

    On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administrators, teachers, and staff we thank you for being part of our SPUSD family. I believe we are at the center of this great community and it is an honor to serve the students, parents, teachers, staff, and community!

    Jeffrey Weinstein


    Santa Paula Unified School District

    “Building Life Long Relationships Through Service”

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