Dear BPUSD Community:
The Board of Education, staff, and I would like to welcome everyone to the 2014-2015 school year! We at BPUSD are excited to embark on a new year of discovery, challenge, and learning. Our goal is to prepare every student for college and careers with engaging programs that inspire students to reach their dreams.
We appreciate the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, families, and community members who join us in igniting a lifelong passion of learning in all students. We also appreciate the visionary leadership of the Board of Education who continue to support our District commitment to provide the very best education possible to all of our students.
It is a pleasure to come to work each day and to be joined by a fabulous team of dedicated people who are passionate about educating students and committed to supporting and serving all students and families. I am honored to be part of the Baldwin Park Unified School District team. We truly value the relationships established with all of our students and their families. Every staff member should encourage parent participation in school and ask that they take an active role in their child’s learning. We want the best for our students and parent partnership is vital to reaching the goal of ensuring that every student maximizes their full potential.
Like all districts in California, BPUSD is moving ahead with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards define what students are expected to know and learn at each grade level and represent a shift away from simply memorizing the facts needed to bubble in a test answer. CCSS requires students to think, analyze, create, and solve problems. We firmly believe that these standards, which are very challenging, will lead to the acquisition of skills and knowledge students need to be successful.
With increased student achievement for all students as our highest priority, we will continue to work diligently with our teachers, support staff, and administrators to close the achievement gap and make a difference in the lives of all of our students. Throughout the year, we will refine our practice of assessing the needs of our students, and implement both academic and behavioral interventions that increase results where needed. We will demonstrate our commitment that every student receives an education that will prepare them for the next level and beyond.
Let’s continue to embrace the idea that Baldwin Park is a community of family, and that the District meets the need of families as a whole. It’s the people, all of you that make Baldwin Park Unified a great place to live, work, and go to school. Here’s to a spectacular 2014-2015 school year!
Paul J. Sevillano
Dr. Paul Sevillano
Superintendent of Schools