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It is the Mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District, in partnership with parents, to provide a quality education program for all students that develops the knowledge, skills, abilities, and values needed for our students to reach their full potential.
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Greeting DJUSD Families and Friends,
Spring introduces the final quarter of the 2010-11 school year, and we find ourselves in full academic stride. Our school sites have entered the testing season and we are confident that our students are well prepared to demonstrate their learning. While state assessments do not and cannot measure the many elements that make DJUSD a great district, our community reaps the benefits when all students take the exam and do their best. An academic performance index of 800 is the goal for California schools; all Davis schools exceed that goal.
Concerning the budget, our state legislators’ indecisiveness over the funding of public education is placing an undue burden on all California districts. This indecision limits our ability to implement plans for 2011-12. It is difficult for us to make fiscal commitments with so many budgetary uncertainties looming. We urge Sacramento decision makers to pass a budget that does not continue to harm our children. In the meantime, we will carefully follow what happens in Sacramento and use fiscal prudence in our day-to-day operations.
Even though the state continues to take resources from public schools, DJUSD teachers and students are raising the bar for academic excellence. An example is found in the students, staff and parents at Birch Lane Elementary. Currently, Birch Lane students are receiving national praise for challenging a NY Times editorial that claimed picture books were no longer relevant or valued in school. The students at Birch Lane responded by reading nearly five thousand books in a month’s span. This is an accomplishment that the entire community can relish.
Last year, former Superintendent Hammond commissioned a homework committee made up of teachers, parents, and administrators to draft a policy that would help students live balanced lives. As we approach the end of the year, we plan to regroup with parents, teachers, students, administrators and former homework committee members to draft a feedback survey of our homework policy. Those interested in being a part of this committee, or who would like more information about the process should contact Assistant Superintendent Clark Bryant, in Instructional Services. It is our goal to implement practices that are student centered.
In tough economic times, families draw close together to protect what is dear to them. As we witness our community rally around its schools and students, it is quite apparent that Davis is a family. I am proud of everyone’s efforts to keep DJUSD schools striving towards excellence in these challenging times. Our Board of Trustees, administrators, teachers, classified staff, parents and community partners all demonstrate that a first-rate education for all students is valued in Davis.
Thanks for your unwavering advocacy for our students and schools.
Winfred B. Roberson, Jr.
(530) 757-5300 ext. 142
Davis Joint Unified School District
DJUSD Supporting Foundations
Davis Schools Foundation
Blue and White Foundation
Davis Bridge Educational Foundation
Davis Farm to School Connection
Davis School Arts Foundation
In This Issue
Board of Education
Richard Harris, President
The Board of Education meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Community Chambers, located at the city offices at 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis. Board meeting dates and times are subject to change. Use the llnk below for complete meeting information.
►Davis Adult School
►Davis Independent Study
►Da Vinci High Academy
►King High School
►Davis Senior High School
►DaVinci Junior High Academy
►Emerson Junior High
►Harper Junior High
►Holmes Junior High
►Birch Lane Elementary
►Korematsu Elementary ►Montgomery Elem.
►North Davis Elementary
►Davis Parent Nursery Sch.
DJUSD TV Channel 17
Certificated Job Postings
Classified Job Postings
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