DUSD NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER 2018
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DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
TRUSTEES APPOINT NIRANJANA NATARAJAN TO FILL VACANT BOARD SEAT: In the regularly scheduled Board meeting on December 11, 2018, the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Trustees selected Niranjana “Nini” Natarajan as its provisional appointee. Ms. Natarajan replaces former Trustee Joe Giannini, who resigned from the board in October. Immediately following the 3-1 vote, Ms. Natarajan was sworn in by Board President Miller, took her seat on the dais, and cast her first votes as a Board member. Read the full press release at: http://bit.ly/DUSD-Board-A4
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD RELEASED: The new California School Dashboard was released on December 6 and shows that Dublin schools continue to maintain high academic performance levels based on 2017-2018 data. The District demonstrated high performance in Mathematics, English Language Arts, College/Career Readiness, Graduation Rate, Suspension Rate, and Chronic Absenteeism. While the Dublin shows strong results in all key areas, the dashboard will help the District and its schools identify areas to target for improvement. For more information on District or individual school results, go to   http://bit.ly/DUSD-CA18Dash
DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS: It's the time of year we recognize you, our wonderful DUSD staff and volunteers. The purpose of District Recognition is to officially honor employees and volunteers who demonstrate consistently notable achievement in supporting the District’s Mission. Eligibility is extended to all district employees and volunteers. Selected staff members and volunteers will be recognized at an official ceremony of the Board of Trustees meeting tentatively scheduled on February 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm. We hope that you will take a careful look around you and consider those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding qualities for students, parents, the community, or other staff members during this school year. 
Email your completed form to iwashimizujoy@dublinusd.org or bring a copy to Human Resources located at 7474 Larkdale Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 
DHS MAKES FINALS EASIER WITH "LESS STRESS STUDENT ACTIVITIES" AND "PREP TO PASS": Dublin High School helped prepare its students for finals while at the same time relieving the associated stress. Read more and see images at http://bit.ly/DUSD-DHS-Finals
BOARD MEMBERS CHERRIER AND ROUSE BEGIN NEW TERMS: Congratulations to Dan Cherrier and Megan Rouse. Both have been reelected to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees and were sworn in during the Board meeting on December 11, 2018. They are also the first of our Board members to be elected to represent a Trustee Area. Thank you for your continued support to our community!
FUTURE HIGH SCHOOL CONCEPTUAL ANIMATION: During the November 13 Board meeting, a conceptual animation was shown of what a new Dublin high school at the Promenade site might look like. This is not a final plan, rather a conversation starter. Public input sessions will happen before plans are made, reviewed, and approved. To view the conceptual animation, go to the DUSD website at  http://bit.ly/HS-Vid-Concept
BUDGET WORKSHOP : Have you ever wondered where the school district's budget comes from and how it is allocated? During the December 13, 2018, Special Board Meeting/Budget Workshop, a detailed overview of the budget was presented. It is available to watch at: http://bit.ly/DUSD-Board-Vid - the Budget Workshop begins about 38 minutes into the video. T he Budget Workshop presentation can be viewed at http://bit.ly/DUSD-BW-121318 .
NEW FISCAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: The Dublin Unified School District welcomed Chris Hobbs to the Director of Fiscal Services position on December 3, 2018. Mr. Hobbs comes to DUSD from the New Haven Unified School District, where he served as the Director of Technology, a position he also held in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Mr. Hobbs has served in educational leadership positions for over 20 years and has more than a decade of experience at the Director level. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/DUSD-DOFS
BUS SERVICE CHANGES: Effective January 1, 2019, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of Wheels and Rapid bus services, will be implementing a number of fare policy changes that will impact Dublin students. For more information on these changes, go to   http://bit.ly/LAVTA-DUSD-2019
BOARD MEETINGS: Did you know all Board meetings are streamed live at DublinUSD.TV and archived on the District website at http://bit.ly/DUSD-Board-Vid? Special Board meetings are also captured. We recently started posting summary reports from each regular board meeting, those can be found at http://bit.ly/DUSD-Board-Buzz
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: Is your elementary school student biking or walking to school? The Safe Route to School program aims to establish routes which maximize safety for travel to and from school sites, as well as to educate school administrators, parents, and children about vehicle, bike, and pedestrian safety. Visit the City of Dublin's website to review and download your school's map!
WETIP ANONYMOUS CRIME/THREAT REPORTING: DUSD has a relationship with WeTip, a service that allows people to share anonymous tips about potential threats or crimes at Dublin schools and facilities. That information is shared with local law enforcement and district officials and responded to immediately. You can share information anonymously online http://www.wetip.com or over the phone 1-800 732-7463 
DO YOU HAVE A TIP?:  Is there is a great story you think we should know about? If so, send us the lead. Include a few sentences of background information and some photos. We can't guarantee we'll cover it (don't take it personally, there is a lot going on in a district with 12K students and just over 1K staff) but we'd love to know. Email your tip to " communications@dublinusd.org ."
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