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Superintendent's Update

September 2018
Featured from left to right: Chico High School Athletic Director Gary Story, SRO Officer Peter Durfee, Principal Doug Williams & Superintendent Kelly Staley.

Superintendent's Welcome

It is my honor to serve as Superintendent for Chico Unified School District. This is my eleventh year in this position and I continue to find it both an exhilarating and humbling experience. Chico Unified is fortunate to have highly qualify teachers and staff, award winning extra-curricular activities including visual and performing arts and Career Technical Education pathways, in addition to championship athletic programs that all combine to ensure students gain the most from their educational experience.  Best of all, our schools have strong support from our local Chico community.  Our schools and students know Chico cares!
The landscape of education is evolving.  Our families not only want to know students are developing strong foundational skills in reading, writing and mathematics, but they are also challenging educators to integrate art, science, technology, engineering and career readiness skills into our course offerings to ensure students are best prepared for life beyond high school.
I welcome you to follow our stories on social media, participate at the school sites, or get involved by attending our Board of Education meetings.  It is through staff and community involvement that we can best foster academic achievement, the love of learning, and life-long success for our students.
Thank you for your involvement in our schools.  I look forward to continuing the many wonderful relationships and community partnerships that are already in place while continuing to develop new affiliations that benefit our schools, students and families. 
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions, ideas or suggestions.  I love hearing from our community members.

Summer Updates

Measure K Facility Improvements
Phase III of the Facilities Master Plan is in full swing. We're pleased to share that Measure K dollars are being put to use updating school infrastructures and classrooms. This summer, our Facilities team worked tirelessly to complete classroom renovations, new building construction and fencing installation.
Maintenance & Operation Team - Campus Improvements
Before & After Photos
The M&O team spent a lot of time repairing rooftops, polishing gym floors, repainting and replanting along school campuses and so much more.
Our Maintenance & Operation team installed new carpet at Emma Wilson Elementary School.
The M&O team stripped and resurfaced the popular Hooker Oak Elementary School main stage.
The fire lane at Parkview Elementary was widened and paved to allow for quick fire engine access. They  replaced the metal Kindergarten playground equipment, dating back to 1953, with these park-themed playground. 

Community Spotlights

We can't say enough good things about our community partners. The support of these incredibly dedicated and involved groups and organizations help us to further support students at our schools.

In this edition, we'd like to thank the following community partners:
 - Mix 95.1
- 103.5 The Blaze
- KPAY News
- Chico Mall
- Tri Counties Bank
- Sunrise Rotary Club Chico

We Thank You!

Tri Counties Bank generously donated school supplies for our students in need.
The Chico Mall, 103.5 The Blaze, Mix 95.1 and KPAY News held a huge Back-To-School Event!

Thank you to Sunrise Rotary Club for purchasing Time for Kids Magazine subscriptions for all 950 CUSD third graders.

Videos & News Stories

View Summer Construction at Marigold Elementary School
Learn About CUSD's Newest School - Oak Bridge Academy
Chico ER: Chico Unified Renews Contract with Superintendent Staley
Chico High School Has Some Great Panther Pride!
Explore Our K-5 Independent Study Program & Why It Offers Students Educational Flexibility
EDWEEK Market Brief: District Leaders Seek Interoperability to Access Data Educators Need

Upcoming School Events & Fundraisers

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