SBCUSD Superintendent Mauricio Arellano Embarks on the First Day of School at Highland-Pacific Elementary School

SBCUSD Superintendent Mauricio Arellano
(Photo by Corina Borsuk and provided courtesy of SBCUSD)

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) is pleased to announce that Superintendent Mauricio Arellano will kick off the new school year by spending the first day at Highland-Pacific Elementary School on Monday, July 31, 2023. This visit signifies Superintendent Arellano’s commitment to engaging directly with students, teachers, and staff to understand the unique challenges and opportunities within the District.

Superintendent Arellano’s visit to Highland-Pacific Elementary is part of his broader initiative to re-familiarize himself with the schools and communities within the District he previously attended and served, which covers San Bernardino, portions of Highland, and the unincorporated communities of Muscoy and Devore.

Most SBCUSD campuses start the 2023–2024 academic year on Monday, July 31. And, the first day of school marks the start of the new late-start time implementation, with middle schools starting at 8 a.m. and high school students starting at 8:30 a.m. Elementary students will remain on the same schedule as last year.

During his visit, Superintendent Arellano will tour the campus, observe classrooms, and interact with students, teachers, and staff members. He will also take the opportunity to engage in conversations with parents and community members, reinforcing his commitment to collaboration and open communication.

“I am thrilled to begin my first full school year as the Superintendent of the San Bernardino City Unified School District by spending the first day of school at Highland-Pacific Elementary,” said  Superintendent Arellano, who was hired in February by the Board of Education and officially began his tenure in April. “It is crucial for me to personally experience the energy and enthusiasm that comes with the start of a new academic year. By connecting with the students, teachers, and staff at Highland-Pacific, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of their needs and aspirations, and work collaboratively to ensure the success of every student in our District.”

Superintendent Arellano brings a wealth of experience and passion for education to his new role. With a proven track record of implementing innovative educational programs and fostering inclusive learning environments, he is well-positioned to lead SBCUSD toward continued growth and success.

SBCUSD is excited about the positive impact Arellano’s leadership will have on the District. His visit to Highland-Pacific Elementary on July 31 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the District’s journey to provide exceptional education to its students.

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