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Sausalito Marin City School District

Unification

About Unification

About Unification

Unification Tree

The Sausalito Marin City School District is working together with Willow Creek Academy, a public charter school, to combine Willow Creek and the district's Bayside MLK, Jr. Academy into a single, unified school. The goal of the process is to create a world-class school with top-tier academics that serves all students within the district's enrollment boundaries and overcomes the educational challenges in our community.
Current Status of the Unification Process

Current Status of the Unification Process

November 9, 2020
A joint committee consisting of the boards of the Sausalito Marin City School District and Willow Creek Academy is working on an implementation plan for opening a unified school in fall of 2021. The draft that is being developed calls for one school with two campuses: K-5 in Sausalito and TK/6-8 in Marin City. At the joint meeting on October 21, the committee built consensus around a projected staffing model, pending a more detailed budget analysis. At the committee meeting on November 9 the boards again focused on staffing and budget. Additional work will be required to reach a final consensus, at which point the committee will pass a joint resolution approving the plan. Design teams from each school will then take over the work. The design teams will bring a detailed plan forward, and both organizations will then sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) commemorating next steps, hopefully in January.
Current Timetable

Current Timetable

The current projected date for the opening of the unified school is August 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. More upcoming steps in the unification process may be found on the Timeline page.
Recent and Upcoming Events

Recent and Upcoming Events

Unify Our Schools and Our Community
Wednesday, November 4
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The boards of the Sausalito Marin City School District and Willow Creek Academy held a joint study session focused on personnel structure and a final budget. Complete video recording
 
Unify Our Schools and Our Community
Wednesday, October 21
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The boards of the Sausalito Marin City School District and Willow Creek Academy held a joint study session focused on staffing, budget, and personnel structure. Complete video recording
More Information

More Information

  • Timeline features past milestones and projected dates for next steps in the unification process
  • Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to common questions about school unification
  • Data and Statistics collects information about schools, students, residents, and funding in the district
  • Video Archives of public meetings and forums related to school unification are availabe in this section
  • Document Archives is a comprehensive collection of reports, legal filings, press releases, surveys, and other documents
  • In the News contains links to articles about district unification and desegregation that have appeared in local, state, and national media

Any inquiries about unification may be directed to Administrative Assistant Steve Ayala at (415) 332-3190 or sayala@smcsd.org
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