The 2019-20 school year has seen our district reach milestones and cross thresholds. It is proving to be a very exciting year. This Fall, Lammersville Unified School District received its third California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award in the past five years. This year’s acknowledgement came in the Teacher Recruitment/Retention category for LUSD’s Walking and Talking Instruction program. Walking and Talking Instruction has been part of the district’s practices for the past six years and partners teachers, site and district administrators in having thoughtful discussions about high quality instruction across our district. This prestigious award was presented to our Board of Trustees at the CSBA conference this past December in San Diego. Programs such as ours are awarded for their ability to improve student achievement, their basis in data based outcomes, and their ability to be sustainable and replicable. Our district was also named a California Exemplary District by the California Department of Education last Spring as well.
LUSD continues to grow as our student enrollment surpassed the 6000 student mark this January. Since the 2013-14 school year our district has more than doubled in size, growing over 3400 students. In this time we have built Altamont Elementary, Hansen Elementary, and Cordes Elementary schools. LUSD also constructed Phase I and Phase II of Mountain House High School which was named a California Distinguished School in the 2019-20 school year by the California Department of Education. Phase II of the MHHS construction was funded primarily from the 2016 passage of Measure L, a community wide general obligation bond. Cordes Elementary School is currently under construction and is set to open its doors to students for the start of the 2020-21 school year. The campus will also feature the district’s Professional Development Center which is being built to provide our teachers, staff, and administrators a dedicate space to learn and apply the best of today’s educational practices.
Dr. Kirk Nicholas