Voter Information Regarding Measure S

  • Vote Duarte Unified School District public schools are the foundation of a healthy thriving community. We focus every day on helping our students thrive. However, our classrooms are aging and were built before the "digital age." Although well maintained, these schools require significant repairs and upgrades after decades of constant use. Meanwhile, today's teaching and learning standards have changed, requiring more and different instructional spaces, and all our schools need ongoing safety and security upgrades.

    Additionally, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating additional challenges for school districts trying to meet current health and safety standards. Over the past years, Duarte Unified School District has received feedback from the community, parents, and teachers on our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Competitive Advantage Plan (CAP), and Facilities Master Plan. Measure S is the result of these community conversations and provides a prudent responsible plan to address our most critical facilities needs. NO other funding currently exists to repair and upgrade these facilities. 

    Measure S is a school bond measure on the November 3, 2020, ballot seeking voter authorization for local funding to repair and upgrade DUSD school facilities. A "YES vote" approves funding for the District's plan to repair and upgrade schools; a "NO vote" rejects the plan. All voters living within Duarte Unified School District boundaries of who are registered to vote will be eligible to vote on this ballot measure. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

FREE Curbside Meals

  • NOW FREE! Meals will now be provided for FREE to all children ages 18 and under whether a DUSD student or not. Locations, times, and menu options will stay the same. Click here for details.

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School Tours Postponed

  • Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 policies, we are not able to host tours of our campus at this time. Please check www.come2duarteusd.com for more information.

Get the Bear Facts

  • Beardslee’s Dual Language Program Expands Due to High Demand

    At Beardslee Academy, we provide a Dual Language Spanish-English Immersion program, which has been expanded to include students in TK-3. Every year, we add additional grades until it becomes school-wide. “In our global society, having mastery of a second language is a gift we can and should give our students,” shared Principal Romero. Our program educates English learners and native English speakers together. The outcome is mastery of academic content in both English and Spanish through the 90/10 model. Because we are a K-8 Academy, students will continue to receive dual language instruction in specific subject areas even when they reach middle school. Benefits of the program include promoting bilingualism and bi-literacy, academic achievement, and multi-cultural competence for all students. Third Grade teacher, Cindy Torres shared, “Our students’ ability to be biliterate will open doors when they enter the 21st Century workforce. This will help them have a bright future!”

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  • Beardslee Hosts Pop Up Farmers Market

    In partnership with the City of Hope through a grant procured from the National Institute of Health, Beardslee Academy hosted their first-ever Pop Up Farmers Market on Monday, January 28. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables were on sale at fair prices in a convenient location for families to purchase for their homes. Beardslee Academy parents were surveyed to identify the types of produce that are regularly used in their home cooking and these were the items sold. City of Hope provided the produce from local farmers to sell at the market and all proceeds will go to sustaining the market over time. The items available included bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, oranges, yellow onion, zucchini, tomatoes, grapefruit, and mandarins. The first market day was a huge success and all items were sold out in less than 30 minutes!

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