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Message from the Superintendent


Welcome to the Santa Paula Unified School District!!

We stand firmly in our commitment to providing a close-knit, safe and supportive environment for students, teachers and staff. Our philosophy is to Serve Every Student Everyday through a Student Centered Learning model and Project Based Learning pedagogy. 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 are finding success in their education journey.    

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.  We continue to seek unique opportunities to become even more student centric through innovative educational programming and hold students and teachers to the highest academic standards.   

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administrators, teachers, and staff we welcome you and hope you will be a part of our SPUSD family. 

Jeffrey Weinstein


Santa Paula Unified School District

“Building Life Long Relationships Through Service”


mr. jeffrey weinstein



Ilda Sanchez

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

(805) 933-8802