TUSD Vision

TUSD is an educational system where stakeholders are empowered, respected and adequately resourced to deliver broad-based and effective pathways from which student and employee outcomes are self-determined as a result of individual talents, interests and choices.  The fundamental values of integrity, perseverance, excellence and local control are apparent in all interactions between staff members and during interactions with the public. 

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TUSD Address?

Are you wondering whether an address is within the Templeton school district?  Click on the link below, enter the address and it will tell you whether it is within our boundaries. 



If you're new to our district and your address is within the district's boundaries, contact the school site directly to enroll your children. 

If you're address is not within the Templeton school district, please contact Cheryl Parks at (805) 434-5805 for further information on the process for obtaining an interdistrict transfer. 

Nurse's News



Updates regarding student health and welfare will be posted to this section of the District's Web site.


Please refer to the links below for information on new immunization requirements beginning with the 2011/12 school year.

New Immunization Rules 2011/12 - English

Nueva Regala Antes de la Escuela - Spanish


The students of Templeton Unified are fortunate to have a dedicated group known as the Templeton Education Foundation (T.E.F.) working to support our schools.  This organization raised more than $65,000 this past year.  That doesn't happen without the involvement of community members like yourself.  If you would like more information on the Templeton Education Foundation or if you are interested in volunteering your time to this worthwhile cause, please join in their efforts.  Questions may be directed to Brian Weiss using the link below.  More information is also available on their website

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Message from the Superintendent

It is with a sense of pride that I share some of the many accomplishments from the 2014-15 school year. 

Thanks to an improving economy and the successful passage of the temporary taxes included in Proposition 30, TUSD received nearly $1 million in additional funding.  This replaced approximately 25% of the funding cuts from the last five years; therefore, we still have a long road ahead to full recovery.  We primarily used these funds to lower class sizes across the entire district.  Our kindergarten through grade three classrooms average 24 students to one teacher.  Class sizes in grades 4-12 vary but are kept below 30 students, especially in core content areas like English, math and science.

The Trustees adopted a spending plan for Measure H-12 that will positively affect all of our campuses.  The majority of the money will be invested in our two oldest campuses:  Templeton Elementary and Templeton High School.  Templeton High will enjoy significant changes as a result of a three-phase project totaling $19.75 million.  When it is finished, the current outdated and undersized science and engineering classrooms will be replaced with brand new buildings.  The existing administration and permanent classrooms will be completely remodeled and reorganized to better fit our present and future instructional program.  Nearly twenty of the existing portable classrooms will be replaced and the remaining portables will be renovated top to bottom, adding significantly to their shelf life.  A new “front door” to the campus and improved traffic flow will improve campus security and increase convenience.  Finally, physical education and athletic facilities, which are over thirty years old, will be substantially renovated including becoming fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please note that due to the drought and heavy equipment operations, much of the grass near the front of the school will not be watered during the construction period.  A small patch of sod plus expanded use of drought resistant vegetation will eventually replace the existing landscape.  We appreciate your patience in the interim period.

The staff, students and parents are embracing the instructional practices which are the foundational elements of the new California Common Core Standards (CCCS).  While the basic components of reading, writing and arithmetic remain unchanged, the new standards focus more heavily on creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration and oral communication.  Not coincidentally, these are the same elements that business leaders are seeking in future workers if America is going to remain the world’s leading economy.

In order to fully prepare our students for the future and to implement the new computer based assessment system required by the CCCS, TUSD upgraded its technological infrastructure and equipment.  We installed wireless access at all sites in the district.  The speed with which our students can access the Internet was improved by switching to fiber optic lines.  Students in kindergarten through second grade are quickly moving toward our goal of one iPad for every two students.  We purchased nearly 1000 new computers and Chromebooks for students in grades 3-12.  It is amazing to visit our classrooms and observe how responsibly and effectively students utilize these vital electronic instructional tools. 

Finally, arts, music, drama, the agriculture program and athletics, remain successful stalwarts of TUSD’s comprehensive educational program.  The Eagle football and girls volleyball teams won league titles last year.  The girls cross country team performed incredibly well, achieving state level recognition.  Our local FFA chapter is currently ranked #2 in the state, while our welding team won the state championship last year.  The THS mock trial team finished second in the county.  This marks the 16th consecutive year that the team has finished either first or second in the county.

The arts are enjoying a resurgence across our entire system.  Vineyard Elementary School (VES) has a heavy focus in the arts, enabling our students to develop a strong foundation which they are able to build upon as they select electives in the middle and high school.  VES offers programs in instrumental music, percussion, choir and musical theater.  The VES art docent teaches students the fundamentals of classical art while introducing them to major artists throughout history.  The TMS and THS bands are highly successful as well, sending dozens of students to the county honor band competition annually.  The THS drama teacher, Catherine Kingsbury, received a prestigious international award that will allow our drama students to accompany her to a festival in Scotland.

I hope you can excuse the sense of pride I feel.  The students, faculty and staff at TUSD are truly amazing and the 2015-16 school year is shaping up to be equally successful.  When I started with the district four years ago, I stated, “I want the district’s tomorrows to be better than its yesterdays.”  I said this knowing full well that Templeton’s yesterdays were remarkable.  I truly believe that there exists plenty of evidence to suggest that the Eagle family is achieving that audacious goal.


Joe Koski, Ed.D


TUSD Organizational Goals

Student Achievement

Statement:  Institute instructional practices, rigorous content and data systems to measure student achievement leading college and career readiness and the development of 21st Century skills.


  • Increase implementation of common core in ELA and research-supported teaching practices in mathematics
  • Increase 21st century learning experiences using performance assessments, internships and presentations of learning
  • Increase opportunities for students pursuing certification and career goals following graduation using online courses, new application based courses and increasing enrollment at community college or in certification programs
  • Using highly effective teachers at every site to align management evaluation practices and pilot collegial instructional rounds

Employee Resources

Statement:  Create systems to recruit, hire, empower, develop and promote high performing staff members while minimizing the negative impact of underperforming staff members.


  • Improve Human Resource recruitment, interview and recognition practices
  • Articulate district versus site responsibility for curriculum delivery
  • Provide baseline equipment and instructional materials for the transition to CCSS and SBAC

Fiscal Integrity

Statement:  Involve stakeholders in developing and adopting a balanced budget that implements the reinvestment plan creating the greatest organizational outcomes for dollars which will be returning to our system.


  • Maintain a balanced budget minus strategic spend down of excessive reserves with involvement of stakeholders
  • Develop methodology for measuring return on investment for new programs and initiatives
  • Establish baseline allocations for district versus site classroom expenditures


Statement:  Implement the capital improvement plan and complete projects stemming from Measure H-12 revenue that improves classroom environments, sustainable energy and enhanced educational offerings.


  • Design and seek DSA approval for VES Annex and THS projects
  • Complete existing projects on time and within budget
  • Guide final decision on Solar Project
  • Integrate new employees into cohesive maintenance plan


Statement:  Create and implement systems which provide regular two way communication between stakeholders and guide the decision-making and evaluation of organizational systems.


  • Stakeholder engagement and LCAP development
  • Common Core ramifications
  • VES Annex, THS construction and solar project
  • 360 communication and evaluation


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Interdistrict Transfers

The pros and cons of interdistrict transfers have been discussed for years.  Families are often seeking to transfer their child from their district of residence into Templeton for a variety of reasons.  Transfers are generally approved if we can accommodate the needs of the individual student without impacting the education of our resident students.  At the October 9 Board meeting, Dr. Koski shared data on the number of interdistrict transfers currently in our district.  The summary presented at this meeting can be viewed by clicking on the link below. 


Interdistrict Transfer "In" Summary


If you are considering applying for a transfer for the 2015/16 school year, please obtain a release from your district of residence.  Templeton will provide the IDT request form to families who have already obtained a release.  As a release is required prior to completing the Templeton request form, we do not make the form available on our web site.  Please keep in mind that requests received between March 1 and May 15 are reviewed for possible early approval.  Requests received after May 15 are held pending confirmation we can accommodate the student's needs.  It is possible we may not be able to confirm a student is approved until the start of school in August. 


For further information, please contact Cheryl Parks at (805) 434-5805. 






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Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito,  en español,  por favor llame a TES en nuestra línea telefónica  al (805) 434-4027 y hable con Annette Calcote, profesora del Desarrollo de Ingles (ELD).  Si la llamada no es contestada, por  favor deje un mensaje con un buen número para comunicarse con usted.  Intentaremos de contestarle durante las horas de 1:30-2p lúnes a viernes, o hasta las 9:00 de la noche el mismo día. Sus preguntas e inquietudes son muy importantes para nosotros, y queremos asegurarse de que ustedes pueden conseguir sus preguntas relacionadas a la escuela.


Jill Southern, Directora TES y Annette Calcote, Profesora de ELD

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Are you looking for more information on our awesome little community?  Look no further.  The links below provide direct access to local organizations that can show you what we mean by "awesome little community." 


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