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Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Davis Joint Unified School District, in partnership with the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, announces that the Valley Oak Preschools (including Headstart), and the Adult Living Skills Program will be closed for one day on Friday, May 26, 2017, due to the outbreak of Norovirus.

 

Norovirus can cause stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and more than 3,000 students have been ill for the last three weeks in Yolo County. Our school has worked hard to prevent Norovirus from spreading; however, our school continues to see an increase in sick students at a higher percentage than most schools in the county.  The decision to close our specific school site for this one date was made because of the percentage of students and staff in our programs that have reported symptoms over the last three weeks.

 

To prevent spread of the virus and to perform further deep cleaning/disinfection of our site, the school will be closed on Friday, May 26, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 30.  We apologize for the short notice and understand how this can affect families, but we need to take a more aggressive approach to end the outbreak.

 

See Attached Letter

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The following update is for all DJUSD employees and DJUSD parents/guardians.

 

                                                NOROVIRUS UPDATE

May 19, 2017  

 

 

The following is updated information about the recent outbreak of the Norovirus in our region and school district.

 

What is the Norovirus?

According to County Health officials, Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, fever, nauseau, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is passed through touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, close contact with an infected person or eating contaminated food or drink.  County Health experts report that the spread of virus is continuing and encourage the public to take extra precautions to curb the spread. Visit Yolo County Norovirus website and Press Releases.

 

What should I do to protect myself and others from the virus?

There are three key actions you can take to help prevent the spread of Norovirus:

  1. Report absences related to stomach illness symptoms to your school office.
  2. Encourage the practice of regular hand washing, especially before meals.
  3. Stay home an additional 48 hours after symptoms resolve. (Health experts warn that individuals are still highly contagious in this timeframe.)

Has the Norovirus affected Davis schools?

Norovirus cases have been confirmed in our schools. Over the last two weeks, the numbers of new cases do not appear to be growing rapidly.  We continue to see reported absences across the district, but the attendance rates are generally remaining steady.  That said, because this virus outbreak is highly contagious and the County Health experts have told us the spread has not peaked, we anticipate we will continue to see Norovirus absences throughout the end of the school year.  Certain school campuses have reported more staff or student cases than others, but, at this time, the virus is not disrupting normal school operations at any campus.

 

What is DJUSD doing to protect schools and students?

DJUSD is taking a three-pronged approach to addressing the current health situation:

  1. Daily Monitoring of Possible Cases and Regional Coordination

Over the last two weeks, our schools have have been tracking absences of students and employees with symptoms that may be caused by the Norovirus. Lead district adminstrators have been monitoring the numbers and trends as well as particpating in regular teleconferences led by Yolo County officials to talk about regional trends, cleaning recommendations, health updates and recommendations.

  1. Disinfecting and Deep Cleaning Efforts across Campuses and in Targeted Areas

Ensuring that we keep students and school learning environments safe and clean is a top priority.  DJUSD is diligently deploying extra resources to combat the spread of the Norovirus in our schools with the use of proper disinfecting agents. By tracking new cases on a daily basis and coordinating with county and federal entities about proper chemical use, we are able to target additional resources appropriately and effectively.  Custodians are working throughout the day to respond to calls as well as to cleanse and disinfect high contact point surfaces (doorknobs, restrooms, water fountains, keypads, etc.)  Additionally, our maintenance team is deploying crews to schools for evening and weekend deep cleaning.

  1. Education and Communication to Employees and the School Community

Keeping the community up to date on the current situation is a priority. DJUSD has issued a series of updates for employees and school site leaders. In addition to this communication, an update went out to all DJUSD parents/guardians early last week.   Updates, press releases and information from County Health continue to be shared on the DJUSD website, School Loop News and on the Davis Joint Unified School District Facebook Page. The school district continues to respond to inquiries from local news media almost daily.  If you have specific questions about the  Norovirus and what is happening in our school district, please contact your school principal or our Public Information Officer, Maria Clayton at mclayton@djusd.net.

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The following Student Health and Safety information about the spread of Norovirus  is provided to Parents and Guardians from the Davis Joint Unified School District:

Yolo County Gastrointestinal (GI) Outbreak 
According to the Yolo County Health Department hundreds of students, teachers, and school staff are sick with stomach cramps, vomiting, and/or diarrhea in schools throughout Yolo County and the number is increasing each day. In Davis schools we have limited cases, but are seeing more students and staff having to stay home with symptoms each day.

Facts from County Health experts:

  • The outbreak is most likely caused by the Norovirus which is highly contagious.
  • Norovirus commonly spreads through touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, close contact with someone who is infected, or eating contaminated food or drink.  
  • Symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.
  • Symptoms last for 1-3 days.  However, after symptoms go away, people are still highly infectious, especially the first 48 hours.  There is no treatment for Norovirus.    

More information about Norovirus, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/Norovirus  Information about Norovirus and templates for letters and guidance is also available by clicking on “Communicable Disease Investigation and Control” on the Yolo County website.
 
The Yolo County Public Health Officer states the following actions be taken to prevent further spread of the infection: 

  •  Students, Teachers, and School Staff should stay home if there is any sign of illness such as stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
  • Stay home for an additional 48 hours after symptoms are gone.  Even though you feel better, you still carry the virus and can infect other people.
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water.
  • Clean contaminated surfaces regularly with appropriate disinfectant.
  •  Do not prepare food and drink for others if you are sick.
  • Report to school front office if your student has fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or stomach pain.
  • Questions related to symptoms and treatment should be directed to your primary care provider or clinic.  
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Administrative Leadership Team 2014-15, All Principals 2014-15, Strategic Planning Professional Development Action Team, Student Support Services Department, Webmasters - School Loop, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

Take Notice- Health Update


A new stomach virus has been on the rise in our county and currently affecting UC Davis and Woodland schools as well as schools in Sacramento.   At this time it is not affecting Davis school operations, but cases have been identified across our district.  As the situation changes, DJUSD will keep our community posted. 
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The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency is investigating a gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak throughout the county. The most common cause of widespread GI illness is Norovirus, more commonly called the stomach flu. The organism causing the present outbreak is unknown at this time but Public Health is working to identify the organism.  Please read the press release for information about the situation.
http://www.yolocounty.org/Home/Components/News/News/4974/

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Willett Elementary celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To recognize this milestone, the school invites all alumni to join current staff and students at a presentation on Mr. Willett and a history of the school during the Willett Annual Open House, April 13th at 6PM.

 

Please email Pam Porter at peachyp18@yahoo.com if you’re interested in attending or if you have memorabilia to share. 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Davis’ Holmes Junior High School! Holmes was founded in 1966, and has been one of Davis’ Junior High schools, teaching thousands of children and contributing to our community. Its mascot is the Patriot. The namesake of the school is Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a well-known American poet and author.

 

To celebrate, Holmes is holding our 50th Anniversary Open House on April 27th, 2017. We are also collecting artifacts to be placed in a time capsule that will be buried in the grounds of Holmes. If you have any items that you feel could be put in it, bring them to the front office of Holmes. We are also creating a Display Case in the library. The theme of this is “50 years of faces”. Feel free to bring anything that you feel will represent this subject, prior to the event. The deadline for these items is April 21st.

 

The Open House Celebration begins at 6:00pm, and ends at 8pm. It will be at Holmes. The address is 1220 Drexel Drive, Davis CA. All families are welcome! We would especially like to invite any Holmes alumni from years past or former Holmes students currently attending district schools. Wear any Holmes memorabilia that you own and come ready to have a good time! There will be food vendors, music performances, and activities around campus, so bring your family and get food and sit in the grass to watch students perform. We hope to see you soon!

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Administrative Leadership Team 2014-15, All Principals 2014-15, Strategic Planning Professional Development Action Team, Student Support Services Department, Webmasters - School Loop and Homepage


 

We All Belong: Safe and Welcoming Schools for All

Davis Schools Community Forum

Brunelle Theatre, Davis Senior High School

Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Over the last month, the Davis Joint Unified School District has communicated with parents, staff and the community our commitment to ensuring that school remains a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression.  In order to reaffirm our values, DJUSD is crafting a resolution for adoption at the Board of Education meeting scheduled for February 2.  In addition to the variety of ways we have been gathering input (community events, visiting school sites, and learning from your phone calls and emails as part of our usual process to maintain a positive school climate) we would like to invite you to attend a DJUSD-led community forum about safe schools to share your experience and perspectives.  To read recent communications from our Superintendent on this topic,  visit www.djusd.net and click on Superintendent Communication.

 

Spanish interpretation will be available at the event.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/7/16




Audience: Homepage

Parent Information Night

Overview of Special Education:  Processes and Services

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

East Conference Room

Davis Joint Unified School District Office

526 B St.

Davis, CA  95616

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Posted by: Pamela Gilleste, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/10/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Parents and Guardians of students in Davis are invited to a panel presentation composed of DJUSD and community leaders discussing suicide prevention, services and resilience.

                                                                                                              

 

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Davis Senior High School,

Brunelle Performance Hall (IPAB)

Free to the Public

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/28/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


 

Davis Joint Unified School is reaching out to employees, parents and community partners to solicit interest for a new strategic plan Action Team.  The charge of the Action Team will be to research and develop an action plan focused on recruiting and retaining quality employees.  Find more information and interest forms at www.djusd.net/StratPlan.

 

Please note that all interest forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, October 14, 2016.

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/28/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

DJUSD is committed to our mission of creating optimal conditions and environments for all students to learn. In alignment with our mission, the district continues to promote the education of parents, students, staff and the community regarding the importance of sleep for teens and the factors that affect the quality and duration of teenage sleep. This fall, all junior high school bell times will be adjusted to start school at 8:30 AM, end at 3:30 PM and retain the 7 period format. Students who are co-enrolling in courses at another Junior High School now start at 8:15 AM. The senior high school campuses (Da Vinci Charter and Davis Senior High School) continue to explore options to start senior high schools at or about 8:30 AM and ending at or about 3:30 PM. High school site staff will continue to engage stakeholders and participate in relevant professional development this year. The senior high school adjusted schedule is anticipated for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Unitrans Buses and Later Start

New Unitrans Bus Line changes have been made to Serve High School and Later Start Times at Junior High Schools. There has been an effort to combine S-line and T-line into one route to serve Davis High School and Later Start Times at junior high schools.  View Unitrans Service Changes online by clicking here.

 

Stay informed on the Later Start Discussion: www.djusd.net/laterstart

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/22/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

A few Back to School Nights have been moved or rescheduled. See the attached document for updated times and dates.
 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/18/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

New Unitrans Bus Line changes have been made to Serve High School and Later Start Times at Junior High Schools.

 

The former S and T lines have been combined into a new T line, available at the link below. The route provides stops that are relatively close to Harper Junior High (on Alhambra at Atlantis) and Holmes Junior High (on Covell at J). Two trips will run each weekday. On M/Tu/Th/F, the earlier bus will serve the DSHS first period, while the 2nd bus will serve the junior high later start times, as well as providing service to 2nd period starting time at Davis High School. On Wednesdays, the earlier bus does not run, and is replaced with a later bus to serve the later Wednesday start times. In the afternoons, the combined route would run to serve both the 2:30 and 3:30 dismissal times at the junior and senior highs. For former S-line riders, the new routing will provide a faster trip from the eastern portions of South Davis. For the T-line, the routing along Covell will provide service that is within walking distance of those who would like to use the service in the Slide Hill Park / Loyola neighborhoods, as well as Wildhorse. View online by clicking below:

http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu/2016/07/01/service-changes-for-unitrans-2016-17-schedule/

 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/11/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Yolo County Library’s South Davis Montgomery Library, located at 1441 Danbury Street in Davis, reopens August 16. The library was temporarily housed at the Harper Junior High School over the summer to allow for renovations at the Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School.

 

The branch will reopen on August 16 with the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Library services and programs are free to the public and include: holds, pick-ups, returns, checkouts, a small browsing collection, bilingual story time and book club. A special thank you to staff at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School and Harper Junior High School Library for their assistance during this transition. For more information, contact library staff at (530) 757-5593, visit the Yolo County Library at www.yolocountylibrary.org or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/11/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Davis Senior High School parking lot is scheduled to be open on  Monday, August 22. Visit the link below to access full construction schedule and updates on  other school facilities.

www.djusd.net/facilities

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/10/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


 

 Online Re-Enrollment  Opens July 21 at 8 AM!

 

You will need your personal PIN/PASSWORD to log in to the Parent Portal and complete the online re-enrollment for each student.  Only one parent is required to complete the process.

 

To get your personal PIN/PASSWORD:

  1. Visit the DJUSD Parent Portal at:         https://parentportal.djusd.net/       
  2. In the Pin/Password section, click on:  “Need Your Login Information?”  Enter your email address that the district has on file. 
  3. You will receive an email with your personal pin/password.

Please have this login information ready on July 21, 2016 so that you can complete your online re-enrollment for each child.

 

 

 

Beginning July 21 at 8am, follow our easy-to-use Online Re-Enrollment Instructions: 

English Instructions

Spanish Instructions

 

Have Questions / Need Assistance?

If you would like assistance with completing your online re-enrollment, or do not have computer or internet access, there are several options:

  • Stop by the DJUSD Technology Department (M-F 7:30 AM-4pm) and use a Chromebook to complete your Online Re-Enrollment or get your PIN/PASSWORD (please bring a photo ID, medical and insurance information). The DJUSD Technology Department is located at 526 B Street in Davis.
  • Attend one of the following events and get help in English/Spanish (please bring a photo ID, medical and insurance information):
    • Marguerite Montgomery Library:  July 26, 6:00-8:00PM
    • Davis Senior High School Library:  July 28,  6:00-8:00PM
    • Harper Library August 2,   6:00-8:00PM
    • Marguerite Montgomery Library:  August 16, 6:00-8:00PM
  • Call the Online Re-Enrollment HELP DESK at (530)757-5300 x117 during business hours this summer, or your school office after August 8, 2016. 

TIPS & TRICKS

  • When possible, do not use the browser “Safari” on a MAC.  Use Google Chrome, Firefox or Explorer.
  • Do NOT use a cell phone.
  • PLEASE add at least one emergency contact (not the parent or legal guardian).

 

Please visit the Davis Joint Unified School District Website at www.DJUSD.net  for more details, or CALL the online re-enrollment helpdesk at (530)757-5300 extension 117. 

 

 

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Posted by: Bill Storm, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/21/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Click below for Media Release


 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/10/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION AND LIMITED USE

Starting June 13 and throughout the summer, Davis High School tennis court will be undergoing renovations and the student parking lot will be repaved and reconfigured for traffic patterns. This construction work will affect use of the parking lot between the high school and the Veterans Memorial Center. The lot will be closed for most of the summer. Updates will be posted at djusd.net and the Davis Joint Unified School District Facebook page.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/9/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Questions about the Revised Academic Calendar?

Please find attached a Joint Statement to provide some background and clarification on the calendar revision.

 

You can also link to the DJUSD Calendar Webpage to view the Joint Statement and the revised calendar.

 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/8/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Yolo County Library services will be moved from Marguerite Montgomery Elementary to Harper Junior High School (4000 E. Covell Blvd.) from June 14 - August 13, due to building renovations. Hours will be: Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Services include: holds pick-up, returns, checkout & browsing collection, Summer Reading Program sign-ups and more! All Yolo County Library locations are open to the public.  Come by and check out the Yolo County Library at Harper Junior High School! Thank you for your patience and understanding! For additional information, please visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/6/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

There has been a revision to the 2016-17 school calendar. August 24 remains the First Day of school for the 2016-2017 school year. Winter Break has changed from the originally approved calendar due to an Education Code issue and will occur from December 26, 2016, to January 6, 2017.  The last day of school remains June 8, 2017. To review the revised calendar, Click Here.

 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/3/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/2/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/30/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education (BOE) selected Leadership Associates to conduct a comprehensive search process for the selection of our next district superintendent. Last month, the firm held a series of stakeholder meetings and public forums to gather feedback.  In addition, input was gathered through the  SuperintendentSearch@djusd.net email and an online survey available on the DJUSD website.   

 

The following timeline is provided to help inform you of the process:

 

  •          May 9, marked the deadline for applications
  •          May 19, BOE review of applications and selection of finalists for interviews
  •          Late May, interview of finalists
  •          June, approval of superintendent contract at a regularly scheduled board meeting
  •          July 1, tentative start date for the new DJUSD superintendent

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/11/16