Dear Stockton Unified staff, students, parents and community.
Welcome back to what is sure to be an exciting and successful year in SUSD!
In June 2016, the SUSD Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP represents the collective voices of students, teachers, administrators , parents and the public. It is truly a testimony to this community’s commitment to our schools and to the expectation that each student in SUSD receives the highest quality educational program in a safe learning environment.
Among the exciting things you will see this year is a commitment to providing our students with the most up to date tools and equipment for their learning. High schools will have new, state of the art science equipment which will enhance the STEM opportunities at these schools. Increased tutoring at our schools will help support the learning needs of all of our students, including support for students learning at the highest levels. Students will also receive additional assistance with preparation for college admissions tests such as the SAT.
The district’s successful AVID program, which has propelled so many students into becoming the first in their families to attend college, is moving beyond the high schools to elementary campuses. In 2016-17, through our partnership with San Joaquin Delta College, qualified high school students will be able to engage in dual enrollment courses at their respective comprehensive high schools. Students enrolled in these courses will have the opportunity to gain college course experience and earn college credits.
The Stockton Public Safety Academy at the Stagg High campus will launch a class of nearly 100 cadets in 5-8 grades. In addition, career readiness opportunities will be expanded throughout the district, with increased partnerships and participation of the area’s trades and business sector. Positive school climates will continue to be enhanced through an increased investment in PLUS, Peer Leaders Uniting Students. And, just in case you haven’t noticed, the Edison High renovation continues at full speed. New classrooms and facilities at Edison will provide students with the latest technology.
I am very proud to serve as the Superintendent of this district. I know that by working together we can ensure that each SUSD student will graduate from high school and be college and career ready!
Eliseo Dávalos, Ph.D.