As we wrap up the 2020-2021 school year and reflect how far we’ve come in this unique year, I am proud of the accomplishments of our students, teachers and staff. Although it was a year that no one expected, we did not give up when things got hard, which is one of our CUHSD Guiding Principles in our Strategic Plan.
Despite the various obstacles this past school year, we continued to make strides in being one of the best school districts in the county. We ranked as one of the top 20 school districts in the Bay Area for a second year in a row, according to Niche.com. Additionally, Branham High School received California Distinguished School status, which is a first for the District in more than ten years. We also continue to make strides academically with more students accessing free college-level courses through our dual-enrollment partnership with West Valley community College than ever before.
Although there is much to be proud of this past year when it comes to overcoming the various challenges our community faces, we know there is still much work to do to ensure every student has the tools necessary to be successful after high school. This past year has shined a light on the inequities that have persisted in education for generations. We hope to continue the important work of addressing the systemic inequities in our school system, while also providing students with the socio-emotional support they need after more than a year of isolation. More information on our vision and priorities for the future will be communicated through our budget and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which is expected to be approved by the Board of Trustees at their June 24, 2021 Regular Board meeting.
I want to thank all of the CUHSD community for your continuous support and for entrusting your child’s education to us. I hope you have a great summer and I look forward to working with some of you in the coming year as we work together to ensure all students have what they need to construct their futures.
Robert Bravo, Ed.D.,