Greetings DJUSD Staff, Families and Friends,
Monumental changes in student learning expectations and school budgeting are being discussed throughout the DJUSD and the state. These educational and funding changes provide a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our capacity for innovation and creativity while building upon the principles and successes that have made Davis schools among the top in the nation.
One way the DJUSD is embracing the promises of the Common Core State Standards, Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan is by increasing stakeholder involvement and engagement. Here is a simple and proven maxim: "People support what they create." One of the first steps our Board has taken to solicit greater input from community stakeholders is through our Strategic Planning process. Over the past few months dozens of dedicated employees and community members have identified high leverage strategies and are developing specific action steps to help advance the DJUSD as a leading educational center for learning and innovation. An objective during the next few weeks is to expand opportunities for additional stakeholder input. You can learn more about current and upcoming opportunities by clicking here.
As we prepare for the spring, our Board of Trustees and staff will give strong considerations to the following topics: student learning, budget priorities, facilities, school calendar, professional development for employees, common core math pathways, Montessori and AIM master plans, and demographic reports. Thanks for your involvement and support as we maintain a student centered focus.
Please enjoy the articles below to learn more about what's happening in the DJUSD.
Winfred B. Roberson, Jr.
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(530) 757-5300 ext. 142
Davis Joint Unified School District