RUSD News Special Issue January 19, 2024

Above: Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell who will retire at the end of the school year.

Happy New Year to our Rowland Unified Community!

Before the Winter Break, Rowland Unified Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell announced her retirement that will be effective at the end of the 2023-2024 school year, on June 30, 2024.

Click Here to View Dr. Mitchell's

Message to the Community (12/20/23)

At last night's Board of Education Meeting, the Board discussed the initial phase in the process of selecting the next Superintendent.

Click to View Video of 1/18/24 Board of Education Meeting

Next steps: At the January 18, 2024 Board of Education Meeting the Board took action to contact seven firms that specialize in Superintendent searches:

· The Cosca Group

· Dave Long and Associates

· Educational Support Services Group (ESS)

· Hazard, Young and Attea

· Leadership Associates

· McPherson and Jacobson, LLC

· Ray and Associates

Each firm will be invited to submit a proposal on or before January 31, 2024 that would include conducting employee and community engagement services to develop a leadership profile with the qualities and characteristics desired by the RUSD community in the next Superintendent. Firms would also include information about a second phase of the process, if needed, for a broader recruitment. A Special Board Meeting, tentatively scheduled for February 5, 2024, will be held where those who submit a proposal will present and be interviewed by the Board.

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year Begins February 1


For the 2024-2025 school year the Kindergarten Birthday Requirement is children must be born between September 2, 2018 - September 1, 2019. The Transitional Kindergarten Birthday Requirement is children must be born between September 2, 2019 - June 2, 2020.


In Person Meetings:


Date:       Monday, January 22, 2024

Time:       9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Place:      Giano Intermediate School


Date:         Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Time:         9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Place:       Alvarado Intermediate School


Zoom Meetings: (Click Links Below)


Date:            Monday, January 22, 2024

Time:            5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR LINK!


Date:            Thursday, February 1, 2024

Time:            5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR LINK!


Date:            Monday, March 18, 2024 

Time:            9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CLICK HERE FOR LINK!


If you have questions about our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten programs or the meetings, please don't hesitate to contact our Elementary Education Department at (626)854-8371.

January 19, 2024 Issue

RUSD News Editor

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