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    Welcome to Templeton Unified School District

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    TUSD Organizational Goals

    Goal:  Increase academic achievement through the utilization of evidence-based instructional strategies, practicing effective coaching, offering targeted professional development opportunities to all instructional staff which emphasize best instructional practices, use rigorous standards-aligned curriculum, and progress monitor with frequent formative assessments that inform instruction.

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics:

    • Continue to provide all teachers and administrators professional development to support the enhancement of Professional Learning Communities (PLC), the TUSD mathematics program, and the NGSS implementation.
    • Create and implement a system of Common Formative Assessments which include both criterion referenced and norm referenced assessments which inform instruction and lead to improved student achievement.
    • Continue to support existing Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) positions, and add an additional TOSA/Instructional Coach position to address math support and implementation District-wide.
    • Continue to support increased counseling staff levels for the 2022-23 school year. Monitor and adjust SEL counseling FTE to ensure student needs are met.  Provide PBIS training to SEL counselors, teachers, and related support staff in grades PreK-8.
    • Increase the District’s Average Daily Attendance (ADA) rate to 95.5% by providing clearly defined tiered reengagement strategies and support for all students on short-term independent study due to quarantines.
    • Continue to provide expanded learning opportunities for students through partnerships with outside organizations, credit recovery programs, and structured tutoring services that take place before and/or after school.
    • Utilize all actions of the Year 2 TUSD Math Achievement Roadmap to continue building capacity in math instruction, provide opportunities for differentiation of students' academic paths, and provide access to mathematics standards utilizing high quality, up-to-date instructional materials.

    Goal:  Build further capacity to meet the ongoing staffing needs of the organization, finalize implementation of a robust multi-faceted professional development program to support the growth and capacity of all staff, and study retention trends in preparation for future action steps to increase employee retention.

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics:

    • Expand recruitment materials and processes to include specific identification and prioritization of “value-added” skills and expertise of TUSD job applicants.
    • Finalize implementation of a four-tiered professional development program for certificated staff.  Provide district, site, and individual-level training opportunities, as well as release time for peer observation, aligned with district and site initiatives.
      • Tier I (District Initiatives): District administration develop written three-year plan by January 2023
      • Tier II (Site Initiatives): Principals develop written three-year plan by March 2023
      • Tier III (Certificated Employee Self-Selected Training): Professional development request form created and in use by November 1, 2022
      • Tier IV (Release Time for Peer Observation): 20% of certificated staff will have an opportunity for a release day during the 2022-23 school year.
    • Develop structured ongoing training opportunities for all-staff and targeted job-specific for classified employees.  Offer targeted job-specific training to 75% of classified staff during 2022-23 school year.
    • Increase certificated substitutes, provide training, and clarify district expectations.
    • Survey employees to identify focus areas for retention.
    • Develop opportunities to support the creation of a pool of homegrown instructional leaders and potential future administrators.
      • Offer pathways toward leadership, along with incentives to encourage instructional staff to explore leadership roles, positions, and engagement in leadership activities.
      • Offer a series of professional development seminars that focus on instructional pedagogy, leadership philosophies, conflict mediation, curriculum evaluation, and community outreach techniques.

    Goal:  Maximize the effective/productive use of all available resources, including unanticipated ongoing revenue increases as well as one-time state and federal funds, in alignment with 2022-23 District goals and objectives and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.    

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics: 

    • Conduct a Governing Board budget study session in December 2022 to examine and get Trustee direction on the recent phenomenon of unexpected fiscal strength and resources and how to strategically manage these resources in support of district vision and goals. 
    • Orient the TUSD Budget Advisory Committee’s 2022-23 work toward fundamental fiscal planning principles and strategies versus the normal work of addressing deficits and shortfalls. 
    • Execute and successfully demonstrate compliance for planned use of state and federal grant funds. 
    • Maintain a surplus position in the 2022-23 unrestricted General Fund, and identify the level of any necessary budget changes in years 2023-24 and beyond to maintain a positive budget certification with the County Office of Education and the State of California.

    Goal:  Complete scheduled deferred maintenance and facilities modernization projects in an effort to maintain and improve facilities. Review and update facility master plans. Increased focus on improving and strengthening the collective staff and student capacity in regards to emergency preparedness. Promote a safe and healthy school environment for students and staff. Update aging transportation fleet.   

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics: 

    • Complete renovation of THS Kitchen/MPR Project by December 2022.
    • Complete roof replacement on Band, Art and locker rooms at THS by January 2023.
    • Re-paint exterior of gymnasium at THS by January 2023.
    • Complete TMS Relocatable project by November 2022.
    • Update facilities master plan through in-house assessment process by December 2022.
    • By June 2023, identify viable facilities options for future increase in transitional kindergarten (and possibly full-day kindergarten) enrollment. 
    • Review and update five-year deferred maintenance project list for each site. Objectively re-assess project schedule based on asset condition and use.
    • Call on outside consultants to review campus security across all sites.
    • Implement recommendations provided by safety consultants.
    • Complete facility improvements to increase levels of campus security.
    • Provide emergency preparedness training for all staff with help from outside consultants.
    • Provide situational emergency training to students through intentionally scheduled drills.  This will include a district schedule outlining all site drills.
    • Provide emergency management training for administrators through FEMA.
    • Establish a district-wide anonymous tip reporting system by October 2022.
    • Return custodial cleaning duties to reflect pre-pandemic practices.
    • Pursue grant for purchase of a modern, low emission school bus.

    Goal:  Evaluate, acquire, incorporate, and support new student and staff technology to optimize the teaching and learning environment during the 22-23 school year.  Ensure that all staff who desire to create a 21st century learning environment have the tools and training necessary to provide a tech-centric, student-centered learning environment. 

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics:

    • Monitor all hardware to ensure that all devices are functional, effective for their intended purpose, and safe to house on the District’s network.
    • Evaluate and create an updated comprehensive four-year technology replacement plan for 2022-23 through 2025-26, by June 2023.
    • Evaluate all software and educational technology on a yearly basis to ensure that each item offers the best functionality and value possible.    
    • Increase the District’s data transfer speed from 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to 6 Gbps in order to support staff and students’ access to educational technology. 

    Goal:  Further organize, define, and streamline District two-way communication to ensure appropriate levels of effective communication with all stakeholders within the school community.    

    Objectives and Evaluation Metrics: 

    • Finalize transition to ParentSquare home communication platform by January 2023.  By this time, all district-level communications, as well as all principal and teacher communications to families, will go out via ParentSquare.
    • Indefinitely continue the use of virtual meeting platforms as a complement to live Governing Board meetings.
    • Continue yearly school climate and culture surveys for all school sites.
    • Implement at least four community forums per year on topics of broad relevance and interest to district families.  Examples of topics include emergency preparedness/school safety, bullying, and drug awareness.
    • Increase participation and engagement on the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) by returning to in-person meetings, increased outreach to English Learner parents, and by providing food and/or child care options for the DELAC meetings.

    District Info

    Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito,  en español,  por favor llame a Oficina de Distrito en nuestra línea telefónica  al (805) 434-5805.  Si su llamada no es contestada, por favor deje un mensaje con un buen número para comunicarse con usted.  Intentaremos contestarle durante las horas de 2:30-3:15 pm lunes a viernes. Por favor deje su nombre y apellido con su texto. Sus preguntas e inquietudes son muy importantes para nosotros, y queremos asegurarnos de que ustedes puedan conseguir sus preguntas relacionadas a la escuela.


    Distrito Escolar Unificado de Templeton

    The students of Templeton Unified are fortunate to have a dedicated group known as the Templeton Education Foundation (TEF) 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 TEF using the link below.  More information is also available on their website

    Contact us

    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." 

    Templeton Community Services District

    Templeton Chamber of Commerce

    Templeton Community Library Association 

    Templeton Performing Arts Center Foundation