February 2021
Happening Now
Linked Learning Academy Recruitment
The Linked Learning Academy recruitment window is open now through February 22, 2021, for 8th-grade students living within VUSD boundaries. For more information about applying, please click the link below.

Visalia Adult School Spring Registration is Open
Jumpstart your career with educational training in the medical field. Visalia Adult School offers training in areas such as LVN, CNA, MA, Medical Terminology 350, Medical Billing and Coding, Intro to Billing, Intro to Coding. Or you can choose to explore fields such as Basic Electricity, Global Warehouse Logistics, Welding, as well as Intro to Infant Child Care. Visit the Visalia Adult School website for more information. Classes are subject to availability.

Global Charter Learning School Enrollment
Interested in learning more about GLC's middle school program? Visit the GLC website to find information in English and Spanish from GLC's recent information sessions.

Grades 3 and 4 Return for In-person Learning
VUSD welcomed third and fourth-grade elementary students back to campus on January 18, 2021. Students and staff were happy to return to in-person learning on campus. Grades 5 and 6 are scheduled to return on February 22, 2021.
Measure A Bond Update
$35.17 Million in Bond Sold for Classroom Modernizations
In November of 2018, Tulare County voters within the Visalia Unified School District area passed Measure A, a bond authorizing $105.3 million for modernizations and funds for a fifth high school. Of that amount, $35.3 million was allocated for modernization projects within the school district to include science classroom upgrades and added security measures.

The first series of bonds were sold on June 25, 2020. No property tax assessments had been collected for Measure A bonds prior to this bond sale. Taxpayers' property taxes are not assessed until the bonds are sold. The assessments to property taxes are expected to be $34 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The $35.17 million allocated will cover the first 2 phases of modernization projects, campus security, science labs at middle and high schools, and the initial design costs for the fifth high school. VUSD achieved a lower than projected interest rate on the bond sale based on the market conditions and their excellent credit rating. The savings to taxpayers is expected to be nearly $6M, on the repayment of this first $35.17 bond sale alone, and shorten the expected repayment period by five (5) years.

The first phase of modernization projects at Green Acres, Valley Oak, and Divisadero Middle Schools will be underway soon. Architects have been selected and facilities staff is currently supplying existing plans for each site to the selected architects. These three middle schools are in the first and second phases of Measure A modernization projects. The facilities team has reached out to the site administration to begin the process of establishing their design teams. The goal of the design teams is to work with the Facilities Department and architects to identify and prioritize the highest priority needs for each school site and stay within the available budgets.
Parent University
Social Emotional Wellness Workshops
Visalia Unified School District’s Parent University has created a six-part parent workshop series focusing on the Social Emotion Wellness in the Home. The workshops are FREE to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Workshops are facilitated by local experts through partnerships between VUSD and community providers: Family Services, TCOE Behavioral Health Services, and Visalia Youth Services including local behaviorists, psychologists, social workers, and teachers.
Parent University Social Emotional Wellness Workshop series go from 6:30-8:30 pm on the following dates:
  • February 17, 2021 - Encouraging School Engagement: Relationships, Routines, Resilience

  • March 3, 2021 - Caring for Your Family's Social-Emotional Needs
  • March 17, 2021 - Strengthening Healthy Relationships in the Home
  • April 7, 2021 - Helping Your Family Cope with Traumatic Events
  • April 14, 2021 - Creating Expectations & Setting Limits
  • April 28, 2021 - Supporting Children's Positive Mental Health

Register for workshops at vusd.org/ParentUniversity
Kids Town Hall Meeting February 24th