TUSD exists to engage and work collaboratively with students, families and the community to create systems which develop character, academics, global awareness as well as economic, artistic, civic, digital and health literacy allowing our youth numerous options in the pursuit of an ethical and successful life in the 21st Century. With relationships as our foundation, we provide timely and caring feedback which guides progress and ensures success.
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.
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.
NOTICE TO 2013/14 SIXTH GRADE PARENTS:
Updates regarding student health and welfare will be posted to this section of the District's Web site.
Free Tdap vaccinations - May 23, 2013 - For more information, click on the link below:
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. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Rabobank on Las Tablas. Questions may be directed to Heidi Ferrari using the link below. More information is also available on their website.
H-12 Citizens Oversight Committee Members Needed
A Citizens Oversight Committee was established in 2013 for the purpose of providing oversight to the expenditures of Measure H-12 funds. Initially eight members from the community comprised the committee with four given a two-year term (expiring 2015) and four a three-year term (expiring 2016). The time has come to reappoint citizens to serve on a new three-year term.
The Citizens Oversight Committee typically meets twice a year, possibly more frequently as we dive further into the construction phase of the school modernization plan. To review minutes from past meetings, click on the link above for the Measure H-12 page. There you'll find the bylaws for the committee, minutes from prior meetings and general information on the committee.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, live within the TUSD boundaries, are 18 years of age or older, please consider serving on this important committee. Please note that employees or officials of TUSD; and vendors, contractors or consultants of the district are not eligible to serve on this committee. Applications are available by clicking the link below or at the District Office, 960 Old County Road. Completed applications are due by noon on Thursday, March 19.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Cheryl Parks
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees
Oversight Committee Application
TUSD 2014/15 Organizational Goals
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
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
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
Welcome to 2014/15 in Templeton!
The staff and I are eagerly anticipating the 2014-15 school year. After six long years of struggle related to the fiscal crisis, we are returning to better times. I am happy to report that for the second year in a row the state of California has replaced some of the funding that was stripped away from us. These replacement dollars allowed us to hire new teachers addressing many of the class size issues that surfaced over the last six years. We were able to begin rebuilding our custodial department after seeing it reduced by nearly 50% since 2008. We purchased the first installment of new technology providing over 1000 new computers/iPads. Students at each grade level can expect to experience new educational opportunities as a result of expanded access to electronic curriculum.
That being said, I want to be honest and state that there is still much more to accomplish. Effectively revising our teaching practices to match the rigor and complexity of the Common Core is a multi-year process. The new computer adaptive Smarter Balanced Assessment will provide achievement data in a manner which hasn’t been used before in any school district in the state. We should expect that there will be a learning curve as we transition to a more sophisticated and individualized assessment system. New curricular materials in math, English, science and social science have to be identified and purchased over the course of the next few years. There are significant capital expenses which must be incurred in order to replace vehicles, machines and equipment that are rapidly aging. We must conduct significant construction affecting nearly every campus in order to accommodate growth associated with our improving economy and local housing projects. Finally, we have to address the fact that our employees continue to see compensation and health benefit levels lag behind cost of living increases.
Continued community patience, involvement and support are critical as we prioritize and address these diverse needs. We suffered fiscal cuts over numerous years; it will take numerous years to arrive at levels we mutually desire. Your direct feedback regarding school district operations is highly valued. I encourage you to attend Trustee meetings and Community Forums. Specific dates, times, locations and topics will be posted on the Website which is updated as necessary. Finally, community members are needed to help develop the Local Control Accountability Plan. This document, which must be adopted by the Trustees at a public meeting, describes school district priorities and creates a three year spending plan for core and enrichment services. Please contact Cheryl Parks at 805-434-5805 if you are interested in being part of this new form of school accountability.
I am excited about where we are now but recognize that I must continue to walk the talk for many more years if we are going to arrive at the place our students deserve. Get involved and help us make 2014-15 a huge step along that path!
Joe Koski, Ed.D.,
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 request form after March 1, 2015 for 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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Spanish Translation Assistance
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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Templeton Community Services District
Templeton Chamber of Commerce
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