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    CUSD Safety Hotline Number

    (909) 398-0664

    This initiative is yet another effort to ensure our schools are safe and secure for each and every student and staff member.

    IMMIGRATION RESOURCES / recursos de inmigracion

    Claremont Unified School District is committed to providing a safe space for learning for each and every student, regardless of immigration status. click here for information

    Additional information can be found on the LACOE website under Immigration Issues.  Additional  information regarding DACA can be found on the ACSA website under Advocacy

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    RECURSOS DE INMIGRACION

    El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Claremont se compromete a proporcionar un espacio seguro para el aprendizaje de cada uno de nuestros  estudiantes, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. Haga clic aquí para más información.

    Información adicional se puede encontrar en el sitio web de LACOE  en  Asuntos de Inmigración.  Información adicional acerca de DACA puede encontrarse en el sitio web de ACSA bajo Advocacy.

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    June 1, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

    In communicating with you throughout the coronavirus crisis, I have focused on our efforts to stay connected with our students and do everything possible to keep them engaged in learning. I am grateful for all that our students, staff, and families have been able to achieve through the most challenging circumstances, and many of you have let me know how much you appreciate everything our staff has done to keep school in session through distance learning.

    Today, I must turn to a new aspect of the crisis. Simply put, we are told we could be facing the largest cut to education funding in a single year in the history of California. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an economic collapse that could dwarf the 2009 Great Recession. In response, the Governor’s proposed state budget in the May Revision has slashed our 2020-2021 funding by nearly 10% — a reduction for CUSD of approximately $5.5 million in ongoing funds. In addition, significant cash deferrals to school districts are being considered. Our Board of Education has prudently maintained reserves in the general fund that will help initially, but we will exhaust those quickly. The forecasts upon which we rely indicate that there could be further and potentially deeper cuts in the upcoming years.

    The budget situation is not yet finalized. The Legislature will respond to the Governor’s budget proposal and may recommend some adjustments; however, the magnitude of the crisis could likely get worse before it gets better. We are told to expect further State budget revisions later in the summer or fall, after tax revenues have been totaled.

    So, what does this mean for CUSD? The short answer is that we must continue to work together to make the difficult decisions needed to keep CUSD financially solvent. It’s complicated by the uncertainty about how we will operate schools safely next year and how we will pay for the added costs of doing so. Even though we are dealing with a dramatic decline in funding, our commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff will not waver.

    The impact of this financial crisis will be difficult and frustrating. Nevertheless, I remain hopeful. We have successfully confronted situations like this before. Through the collaborative efforts of our Board of Education, employee associations, and administrators, along with our supportive families and community, we weathered the 2009 Great Recession and emerged financially strong. We will remain united and commit to that same cooperative spirit and willingness to do what we must to maintain our legacy of excellence for students and the community.

    Sincerely,

    James Elsasser, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

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    A 1 de junio de 2020

    Estimados Padres de Familia, Tutores, y Alumnos:

    En mis comunicados a ustedes durante toda la crisis del coronavirus, me he centrado en nuestros esfuerzos por mantenernos conectados con nuestros alumnos y en mantenerlos comprometidos al aprendizaje. Estoy agradecido por todo lo que nuestros alumnos, personal, y familias han logrado en las circunstancias más difíciles, y muchos de ustedes me han hecho saber lo mucho que aprecian todo lo que nuestro personal ha hecho para mantener las clases en sesión a través del aprendizaje a distancia.

    Hoy debo recurrir a un nuevo aspecto de la crisis. En pocas palabras, se nos dice que podríamos estar enfrentando el mayor recorte a los fondos de educación que se ha producido a un solo año en la historia de California. La pandemia COVID-19 ha desencadenado un colapso económico que podría empequeñecer la Gran Recesión de 2009. En respuesta, el presupuesto estatal propuesto por el Gobernador en la Revisión de Mayo refleja recortes a nuestros fondos para el 2020-2021 de casi un 10% -- una reducción para CUSD de aproximadamente $5.5 millones de fondos continuos. Además, se están contemplado considerables aplazamientos al dinero que reciben los distritos escolares. Nuestra Junta de Educación ha mantenido prudentemente reservas en el fondo general que inicialmente ayudarán, pero las agotaremos rápidamente. Los pronósticos en los que nos basamos indican que en los próximos años podría haber más recortes y, potencialmente, más profundos.

    La situación presupuestaria aún no ha finalizado. La Legislatura responderá a la propuesta presupuestaria del Gobernador y pudiera recomendar algunos ajustes; sin embargo, la magnitud de la crisis podría empeorar antes de que mejore. Se nos dice que esperemos nuevas revisiones al presupuesto estatal más adelante en el verano o el otoño, después de que se hayan sumado los ingresos fiscales.

    Entonces, ¿qué significa esto para CUSD? La respuesta corta es que debemos seguir trabajando juntos para tomar las decisiones difíciles necesarias para mantener CUSD fiscalmente solvente. Es complicado por la incertidumbre sobre cómo operaremos las escuelas de forma segura el próximo año y cómo pagaremos los costos adicionales por hacerlo. A pesar de que estamos enfrentando una disminución dramática al financiamiento, nuestro compromiso con la salud y la seguridad de nuestros alumnos y personal no variará.

    El impacto de esta crisis financiera será difícil y frustrante. Sin embargo, sigo conservando la esperanza. Hemos enfrentado con éxito situaciones como esta antes. A través de los esfuerzos de colaboración de nuestra Junta de Educación, asociaciones de empleados, y administradores, junto a los de nuestras familias y comunidad, hicimos frente a la Gran Recesión de 2009 y emergimos financieramente fuertes. Seguiremos unidos y nos comprometeremos con ese mismo espíritu cooperativo y disposición a hacer lo que debamos para mantener nuestro legado de excelencia para los alumnos y la comunidad.

    Atentamente,

    James Elsasser, Ed.D., Superintendente de Escuelas

    Posted 6/2/20

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    HOW DO I CONTACT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION?

    Your input and comments are valued. Click on the following link to email the Claremont USD Board of Education: Email to Board of Education

    HOW DO I PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AT A BOARD MEETING? 

    Members of the public are encouraged to participate in meetings and to address the Governing Board on any matter listed on the agenda or on a matter within the jurisdiction of the Board. In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, any of the following methods may be used for public comment:
    OPTION 1: LIVE COMMENTS THROUGH ZOOM – Access via Computer
    Someone wishing to speak during the Board’s consideration of an item may click on the “Raise Hand” icon: Please wait to be called upon to speak by the Secretary to the Board. The host of the meeting will unmute your audio to allow you to begin speaking (up to 3 minutes). When the host allows you to talk, you will see a notification within Zoom letting you know that your microphone is going to be unmuted. At the end of public comment, the host will place you back on mute.
    OPTION 2: LIVE COMMENT THROUGH ZOOM - Access via Phone
    Someone wishing to speak during the Board’s consideration of an item via phone can use the phone's dial pad: *9 - Raise Hand. Please wait to be called upon to speak by the Secretary to the Board. To begin speaking (up to 3 minutes), please unmute your phone by pressing *6. Once you finish speaking, press *6  to mute your line again.
    OPTION 3: PUBLIC COMMENT BY E-MAIL
    Public comments may be sent via email to the Superintendent’s Office at ebarriga@cusd.claremont.edu. Please include item number if applicable. All emails received by the posted deadline indicated on the meeting agenda will be read into the record (up to 3 minutes) during the Board’s consideration of the item.
    As a reminder, the Board requests, but does not require, public speakers to identify themselves.
    Addressing Public Comment
    Public comment on items on the agenda, including Closed Session items, will be addressed during the presentation of that item. Public comment on items not on the agenda will be addressed when the Board reaches that portion of the meeting.
    Time Limit for Comments on Agenda or Non-Agenda Items
    Pursuant to Board Bylaw 9323, public comment on any one agenda or non-agenda item is limited to three minutes per speaker, and for a total of 20 minutes per item/topic.
    Per the Brown Act, no action may be taken and no discussion held on items raised during public comment that are not on the agenda. The Board may ask for clarification and/or refer the item to staff.
    As a reminder, the Board requests, but does not require, public speakers to identify themselves.

    HOW DO I ACCESS THE BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND SESSION? 

    Our next regularly scheduled board meeting is on June 4, 2020, and will begin with Closed Session at 6:30 p.m., followed by Open Session at 7:00 p.m. A link to access the meeting audio will be posted on this page the day of the meeting.

    Agendas for regular board meetings are posted 72 hours in advance. 

    Agendas for special board meetings are posted 24 hours in advance.

    Click this link to access our electronic agendas and board meetings, and select the featured meeting. 

    free and reduced meals online meal application

    Please use this link to submit your online application for free or reduced priced meals.

    Applications will be processed within 10 days of receipt.  Any fees incurred prior to eligibility coverage is the responsibility of the students’ parent /guardian.

    If you have any questions regarding the process, contact the Nutrition Services Department at (909)398-0358 X73003.

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    About Us

    Currently, the District has over 7,000 students in its TK-12 program and runs an extensive Adult School program. There are seven unique elementary schools, one includes a program for the orthopedically handicapped; an intermediate school; a comprehensive high school; and a community day school and a continuation school.