Here’s the press release from district spokeswoman Dianne Barth:
Stockton Unified Schools open their doors to the new year on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The school district expects close to 37,000 students at 52 schools this year. This year the district launches a number of new initiatives, including teaching to the Common Core standards and some new programs aimed to improve academic achievement for our students under the state’s new schools funding program. We will have more counselors and guidance technicians, more technology and teacher resources and more significant intervention for students who are struggling as well as some special programs to help English language learners. The district staff, principals and teachers look forward to a successful new year for our students! We have also redesigned our home web page at www.stocktonusd.net to make it easier to find our information, resources and news. The site is cleaner, easier to navigate and will have a link to the district newsletter at the end of August. The site includes a place for the SUSD Board of Education meeting schedule, a districtwide calendar, budget updates, lists of schools and other information media may require.