Measure S Passage
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 General Election by casting your vote. The official results for the area encompassing the Duarte Unified School District will be certified by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk within 30 days of November 3, 2020. This period of time is known as the Official Election Canvass. It is the law in California to guarantee that every vote is counted and included in the official final election returns.Measure S is holding above the 55% threshold needed to pass. When our Board made the difficult decision to place Measure S on the ballot, we realized it was a lot to ask of our community, especially considering the economic havoc COVID-19 has caused. We also knew, based on all of the feedback we had received, our needs are significant, and it appears our community is in agreement. The passage of Measure S will position our district to repair our aging school facilities, modernize classrooms and labs, and update technology so that every student and teacher can thrive in a school setting with the safe, modern, creative spaces that they deserve. On behalf of DUSD, I wish to thank the voters for your support.Until the canvass is complete, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will continue to provide the public with regular updates that can be viewed by clicking on the link below:While we await the final tabulation, let us all continue together to fulfill our vision, mission, and beliefs.Our Vision21st Century Schools Producing 21st Century StudentsOur Mission:To provide the knowledge, skills, and inspiration for each student to be successful in college, career, and life.Our Beliefs:
- We believe we are a community of learners.
- We believe learning occurs in a culture of caring and respect.
- We believe all students are motivated to learn when they are engaged in meaningful work that connects to their lives.
- We believe expectations do influence performances and outcomes.
- We believe learning increases when there are high expectations for performance and conduct.
- We believe we have the responsibility to find solutions that enable all students to learn.
Gordon Amerson, Ed.D., Superintendent