November 14, 2022

  • School Reorganization Update

    Last week, the AHS Mascot Committee met for the last time. The committee previously decided upon the Jaguar as the new Azusa High Mascot and spent the last meeting brainstorming things they would not want to see in the new Mascot. For example, the committee decided they would not want a mascot that looks cartoonish or has any kind of Aztec insignia on it. After Thanksgiving break, a survey will go out to the entire community, offering everyone the chance to have input on what the mascot could look like and represent. 

    We are moving forward with plans to determine the use of AUSD’s surplus properties. Applications are currently open for those interested in being part of the committee. The committee's duties include:

    • Review pertinent information to determine amount of surplus space

    • Facilitate a public hearing for community input

    • Develop recommendations for use of the property in a final report

    • Attend public committee meetings on a monthly basis;

    • Review attendance data, property details, and other pertinent information to determine the amount of surplus space in the District;

    • Facilitate a public hearing for community input during a public meeting;

    • Develop recommendations for use of the property(ies) in a final Committee report that will be presented to the Board of Education.

    Those interested can learn more and apply on our website. Hard copies of the application are available at the District Office. 

    In other School Reorganization news, we are moving forward with plans for the path of travel between Azusa High School and Foothill (Azusa High School - East). We are looking forward to making progress on a safe path of travel for our students. Our Ed Services team is working with Think Together in reviewing MOUs and state grants to evaluate the ability to shift those funds to provide services at our new sites.

    In addition, AHS and GHS ASB teachers, student representatives, and site admin from GHS met to develop collaboration between ASBs to lead listening campaigns at their respective sites on the subject of the merger. They also discussed ways that students in ASB can start to bridge their ASB cultures through small collaborative activities like a secret santa or other holiday events. We are excited to continue working with the Western Justice Center (WJC) at our secondary schools. Working with WJC, we are in the process of planning activities for peacebuilding and community building as our high schools combine. Also, we were given the good news that Gladstone Middle School will continue to have a Well-Being Center next year.

Past School Reorganization Updates

  • November 17, 2022

    Posted by AUSD Communications on 11/17/2022

    Last week, the AHS Mascot Committee met for the last time. The committee previously decided upon the Jaguar as the new Azusa High Mascot and spent the last meeting brainstorming things they would not want to see in the new Mascot. For example, the committee decided they would not want a mascot that looks cartoonish or has any kind of Aztec insignia on it. After Thanksgiving break, a survey will go out to the entire community, offering everyone the chance to have input on what the mascot could look like and represent. 

    We are moving forward with plans to determine the use of AUSD’s surplus properties. Applications are currently open for those interested in being part of the committee. The committee's duties include:

    • Review pertinent information to determine amount of surplus space

    • Facilitate a public hearing for community input

    • Develop recommendations for use of the property in a final report

    • Attend public committee meetings on a monthly basis;

    • Review attendance data, property details, and other pertinent information to determine the amount of surplus space in the District;

    • Facilitate a public hearing for community input during a public meeting;

    • Develop recommendations for use of the property(ies) in a final Committee report that will be presented to the Board of Education.

    Those interested can learn more and apply on our website. Hard copies of the application are available at the District Office. 

    In other School Reorganization news, we are moving forward with plans for the path of travel between Azusa High School and Foothill (Azusa High School - East). We are looking forward to making progress on a safe path of travel for our students. Our Ed Services team is working with Think Together in reviewing MOUs and state grants to evaluate the ability to shift those funds to provide services at our new sites.

    In addition, AHS and GHS ASB teachers, student representatives, and site admin from GHS met to develop collaboration between ASBs to lead listening campaigns at their respective sites on the subject of the merger. They also discussed ways that students in ASB can start to bridge their ASB cultures through small collaborative activities like a secret santa or other holiday events. We are excited to continue working with the Western Justice Center (WJC) at our secondary schools. Working with WJC, we are in the process of planning activities for peacebuilding and community building as our high schools combine. Also, we were given the good news that Gladstone Middle School will continue to have a Well-Being Center next year.

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  • August 23, 2022

    The Board of Education recently approved two contracts, one to complete asphalt work at our sites that have not had the asphalt repaired and the other to complete fencing at the sites that do not currently have upgraded fencing. In addition, at the August 9th meeting, the Board approved a consultant agreement for a facilitator to help us with our Azusa High School mascot decision, and they also approved a resolution that will set in motion a 7-11 committee that will look at recommending what to do with our surplus property.

    • Both of these processes will look to include diverse voices and stakeholders that represent our community.
    • Be on the lookout for marketing materials on how to get involved.
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Objective

  • 1. Understand the "WHY" behind the reorganization

    • Maximize programs and options for students
    • Maximize the capacity of our sites

    2. Understand the pieces of the reorganization models

    • Each model will include the following pieces:

              1. The Model

                -What is it?

              2. Potential implementation plans

                -How does it work in the next five years?

              3. Potential Programmatic Drawbacks

              4. Potential Programmatic Benefits

              5. Support Staff Implications

              6. Economic Implications 

     

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