San Marino’s public schools


More than a year after they abruptly closed due to concerns about COVID-19, San Marino’s public schools can once again be considered “open for business,” effective Thursday, April 1.
“I am very excited for our students,” said school board president Shelley Ryan, herself an educator. “Whether you are in kindergarten, second grade or high school, this is very good news. This has been an exhausting year.”
Students in grades TK — transitional kindergarten — through 5th grade already began in-
person learning at Valentine and Carver elementary schools in late February and early March, but Thursday will mark a significant return to the district’s campuses.

Voters would likely renew the larger of two parcel taxes that help fund San Marino’s public schools, according to the results of a random survey that was completed in October.
Larry Tramutola, a financial consultant, and Tim McLarney of polling company True North revealed the findings of their research at the local board of education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28. True North conducted a random poll of 300 likely voters who live in the San Marino Unified School District and span political, age and other demographic spectrums.