SBCUSD Appoints New Associate Superintendent

Terry Comnick photo from 2018
(Photo by Steve Moore and provided courtesy of SBCUSD)

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) proudly announces the appointment of Terry Comnick as the District’s new Associate Superintendent.

With an extensive background in education finance and administration, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, overseeing the District’s budget and leading the Business Services, Facilities, and Operations Divisions.

Officially joining the SBCUSD leadership team in July 2023, Comnick will take on the responsibility of managing the approximately $1.1 billion budget for California’s eighth-largest school district.

The Board of Education and Superintendent Mauricio Arellano have placed their trust in Terry’s capabilities, recognizing his proven track record in financial management and dedication to optimizing resources.

“I’m excited to be returning to San Bernardino because it’s where my heart is,” Comnick said. “In San Bernardino and Highland, our work in public education is truly life changing, and I want to be part of that renaissance.”

Terry’s journey in the education sector began as a substitute teacher in 1992, and he has since held various positions that have showcased his unwavering commitment to public education. Most recently, Comnick served as an assistant superintendent at the Upland Unified School District, where he made significant contributions to the district’s financial stability and success.

Returning to SBCUSD, Comnick brings a unique perspective and a passion for improving educational outcomes for students. Previously, he served as the Director of Categorical Programs in SBCUSD for seven years, from 2014 to 2021, during which he demonstrated exceptional leadership and an ability to allocate resources effectively. His leadership proved instrumental during the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) process.

In his new role as Associate Superintendent, Comnick will play a vital role in ensuring the allocation of financial resources aligns with the educational needs of SBCUSD’s more than 47,000 students and 9,000 staff members. With a focus on collaboration, transparency, and accountability, he aims to foster a culture of innovation and equity, guaranteeing that all students have access to high-quality education and opportunities for success.

Comnick’s belief in the transformative power of public education, combined with his dedication to supporting educators and empowering students, makes him an invaluable asset to Superintendent Arellano’s leadership team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Terry Comnick to our leadership team,” Arellano said. “I look forward to working closely with Terry as we shape a bright future for the children of the San Bernardino City Unified School District.”

Comnick’s vision and expertise position him to lead the District forward, driving positive change and creating a bright future for the students of SBCUSD.

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