Articles Tagged With ‘Lucia Mar Unified School District’


The Lucia Mar Unified School District is the largest school district in San Luis Obispo County, with about 10,700 students. It covers 550 square miles (1,400 km2) at the southern end of the county, from Shell Beach (at the north end of Pismo Beach) to the county line at the Santa Maria River. This territory encompasses the communities of Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Halcyon, and Nipomo.

Central Coast New Tech High School opened in 2012 with a freshman class. The school added a freshman class each year, reaching all four classes in the 2015-16 school year. Two brand new schools have been built in Nipomo: Nipomo High School in 2002, and Dorothea Lange Elementary in 2006. A few years earlier, Lopez Continuation High Schooll moved to a brand new campus on the Nipomo Mesa. And Arroyo Grande High School underwent a major renovation with new Career Technical Education buildings and facilities, including a new pool, tennis courts and multi-purpose room. The ‘Clark Center For The Performing Arts’ opened on the Arroyo Grande High School campus in 2002. It is used by all the schools in the district and the community. A new gym was built for Mesa Middle School and a multi-purpose room with covered eating area was constructed at Paulding Middle School. All of this activity could not have happened without support from the community.

Lucia Mar is proud of the quality of its schools and educational programs. Its stated mission: “The mission of the Lucia Mar Unified School District is to engage, challenge, and inspire students through the power of learning.”
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Former Arroyo Grande teacher sues student she had sex with

A former Arroyo Grande High School culinary arts teacher who is currently in jail for having sex with an underage student has filed a lawsuit against the teen with whom she had intercourse. The former teacher alleges the teen defamed... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande High School principal resigns

The principal of Arroyo Grande High School is resigning and taking a job as an elementary school teacher. [Tribune] Conan Bowers announced his resignation to Arroyo Grande High School staff last week. Bowers will shift to a classroom teacher position... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teacher sentenced for sex with a student

A former Arroyo Grande High School culinary arts teacher who pleaded no contest to charges of sexual intercourse with an underage student was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail and four years probation. Tara Stumph’s probation includes mandatory participation... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach elementary school hit with profane graffiti

Vandals sprayed graffiti on a Grover Beach elementary school campus twice in a period of three days last week. The graffiti contained messages like “smoke weed everyday” and “fuck the pig,” as well as numerous images of the number 666.... (Continue reading)

Jared Springer gets a new prom

An Arroyo Grande High School student who is battling a brain tumor has become a local celebrity after being kept out of his senior prom by the Lucia Mar school district. The community is now organizing a replacement prom for... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bars teen with brain tumor from going to prom

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A high school senior who is battling a brain tumor and recovering from a broken hip managed to score a date, as well as a black tuxedo with a pink tie, for the Arroyo Grande High School... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar considering bond measure on November ballot

The Lucia Mar Unified School District is considering asking voters to pass a bond measure to pay for facility upgrades. The proposal would cost property owners between $29 and $45 per $100,000 of assessed value. [Tribune] School district officials say... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar shuffles school board seats

The Lucia Mar school board has approved a plan to more evenly distribute trustee seats among electoral areas. The board voted to move one trustee seat from the Arroyo Grande area to the Nipomo area, with the change taking effect... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar to redraw its inner boundaries

The Lucia Mar school board voted Tuesday in favor of redrawing the district’s internal boundaries based on population. [Tribune] Lucia Mar has seven trustees on its school board. The trustees represent four areas, each having one to three representatives. Area... (Continue reading)

Early and extra raises for Lucia Mar teachers

Lucia Mar Unified School District teachers have received another raise, as well as an expedited pay increase, just months after securing an agreement that would bump their pay by 6 percent. On Tuesday, the district’s school board approved a 4... (Continue reading)



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