Welcome to the Dinuba Unified
School District web-site.
The vision of DUSD is to become a
high performing school district. We will do this by improving our student
achievement and closing the achievement gap.
We have an
urgent situation. First we have a moral imperative to provide the best
education possible for all of our students. Cultivating Excellence
means that we need to prepare all of our students for their future; whether
they choose post secondary education or entering into their chosen profession
after high school graduation. Specifically, they need to have strong
English and math skills to be productive citizens in today's world. We
must empower each student to succeed in life.
reason has to do with our status as a Program Improvement District.
Remaining in Program Improvement will incur the possibility of a number of
sanctions from the State Board of Education. This is not an option for
has adopted an Instructional Action Plan which serves as our
roadmap to success. We will use:
Additionally, we are implementing
the Nine Essential Program Components for increasing student achievement.
1. Use of the State Board of Education (SBE)
adopted (K-8) or standards-aligned (9-12) English-language arts and mathematics
instructional materials, including intervention materials.
2. Instructional time (adherence to
recommended instructional minutes for reading/language arts and mathematics
[K-8] and high school access to standards-aligned core courses)
3. Participation by principals in
instructional leadership training (Assembly Bill 75 on SBE-adopted
4. Fully credentialed teachers and teacher
participation in AB 466 training on SBE-adopted instructional materials.
5. Student achievement monitoring system (use
of data to monitor student progress on curriculum embedded assessments and
6. Ongoing instructional assistance and
support for teachers (use of content experts and instructional coaches)
7. Monthly teacher collaboration by grade
level (K-8) and department (9-12)
8. Lesson and course pacing schedule (K-8)
and master schedule flexibility for sufficient numbers of intervention courses
We have high
expectations for all of our students, staff and leaders. Despite economic
shortfalls and uncertainties, we will continue to provide a high quality
education for all of our students.
We need to
find a way or create one.