Announcements

  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #14 - School Starting in 2020-21 - Jeff H. & Ryan B. & Tom K.

    Join us this week on Coffee and Conversation as we discuss school starting for the 2020-21 school year. We will discuss a number of popular topics circulating in the Del Norte community regarding schools.
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  • DNUSD Webinar @ 1 pm 7/29/2020 - General Q&A

    On Wednesday's webinar, we will be answering questions the community may have about the start of school.

     www.dnusd.org/learningoptions 

    Panelists:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of DNUSD & DNCOE

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Technology


    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 7-20-2020

    Superintendent Jeff Harris has an important message this week and provides an update on the schedule request survey and the virtual learning form that was sent out at the end of last week. He also touches on the upcoming high school plan, and school safety requirements for COVID-19
     
    In-Person Schedule English Form:
    https://forms.gle/d4fdEcmu2kRtHTnk6
     
    100% Distance Learning Registration Form:
    https://forms.gle/k3K5TUMdnvPxn2JLA

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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #12 & 13 - Law Enforcement in Del Norte Part 1 & 2

     
    Episode #12 & 13 of Coffee and Conversation is available! This week we discuss law enforcement and how it relates to school in Del Norte, as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on our local officers doing their jobs. You can now listen to the DNUSD podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher.
     
    Soundcloud - 
     
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  • Distance Learning Registration / In-School Schedule Request Form

    We are asking that all parents fill out one of the following forms, one if you plan to pursue 100% distance learning for your child, or the other if you plan on your child being physically in school as part of the blended learning model.

     

    In-School Student Schedule Request Form

    After reviewing the surveys, talking with staff and parents, and discussing the impact on operations, the planning for Phase 3 model will reflect:  Cohort A (50% of students) attending on Monday & Wednesday, Cohort B (the remaining 50%) attending on Tuesday & Thursday, and all students engaging in distance learning on Friday and on the days that they are not physically in school.
     
    In-Person Schedule English Form:
     
    Horario en persona Spanish Form:
     
     

    100% Distance Learning Program Registration Form

    We are also asking families interested in distance learning to register for the program so that we can plan for staffing and professional development. There are some very clear guidelines around distance learning that will be put into place, and families will have to commit to meeting those guidelines and to attending the program for a full year.
     
    100% Distance Learning Registration English Form:
     
    Formulario de registro de aprendizaje a distancia 100% en inglés:
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  • DNUSD Webinar @ 1 pm 7/22/2020 - Student Schedule Request Form / Bus Services Signups / Virtual Learning Program Registration Form

    On today's webinar, we will discuss three very important forms and parents may need to sign their children up if necessary.

    Student Schedule Request Form

    Bus Services Signups

    Virtual Learning Program Registration Form

     

    The forms will be made available soon, please tune in while we discuss the purpose of each form and all that is involved in completing them.


    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of DNUSD & DNCOE

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Technology

    Derrick Campbell - Director of Transportation Services

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 7-20-2020

    Bus Service Application 2020-21 School Year
    In order to be eligible to receive bus services for the 2020-21 school year families are required to complete the Bus Service Application form: https://forms.gle/pmfHTZ8u2WyqnaqD8

    Continuum of Education Phases for Schools in Del Norte County
    https://drive.google.com/…/1TiXKJLGjtvEfDIOSzFg4VwfWjq…/view

    CIF Sports Calendar
    https://drive.google.com/…/14ejrnwDOn81432x-qTKKkR2Ol…/view…

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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #11 - School Re-Opening Part 3 of 3

     
    Episode #11 of Coffee and Conversation is available! This week we discuss school re-opening with Ryan Bahten and Tom Kissinger. You can now listen to the DNUSD podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher.
     
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  • School Board Approves Phase 3 Plan - 2 Days In School, 3 Days at Home Per Week

     
    Since late May/early June, certificated, classified, and administrative staff, along with students, parents, and community members have been providing input on re-opening options for schools.  There have been multiple meetings at school sites (prior to the end of the year), steering committee meetings, Board meetings, surveys, etc. to discuss data and make recommendations.  We also know that our current situation with COVID-19 is very fluid.  As a result, we developed a "Continuum of Educational Phases" for the 2020-2021 school year (attached to this email).  In this continuum, we link what school may look like with the California Resiliency Roadmap.  In the continuum, you'll see that our educational programs this coming year could vary, at any time, between full distance and full in-person, depending on orders from the Governor, and guidance/mandates from California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, and the Del Norte County Public Health Officer.
     
    Given the information that we currently have, we anticipate that school will most likely begin in Phase 3- Blended Learning.  Last night the Board took action to approve a general model for Phase 3, which was to provide 2 days per week of in-person learning for all K-8 students, who attend schools within the Del Norte County USD, and 3 days per week of distance learning for all K-8 students in DNCUSD.  This does not include Castle Rock, Community, or Elk Creek.  The Board also allowed high schools to work with families, students, and staff to develop a model that works for their unique needs.
     
    What the Board did not do was to determine what the start of school would be.  Given the quickly changing COVID-19 landscape, some districts set for full re-open have now completely closed and others set for full or partial closure have completely re-opened.  We will work with our local public health officer, rely on legal requirements and mandates, and ultimately, make a final decision on which phase we will utilize when school re-opens.  I anticipate the final re-opening phase decision will be made no later than the first week of August.  It is important to know, too, that the district will be offering a full year, distance learning option for families whose children cannot attend in person due to COVID-19 reasons
     
    Over the next three weeks, we will work with both bargaining units, interested staff, parents, students, site administrators, Board members, and others to plan for, negotiate, and implement a safe and successful Phase 3 potential re-opening. 
     
    Thank you, all, for your suggestions, ideas, and patience, as we all navigate these new waters.
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  • DNUSD Webinar @ 1 pm 7/15/2020 - School Re-opening Q&A

    Last night the DNUSD School Board of Education made a decision on what phase 3 of the DNUSD Re-opening Continuum will be. Today, at our weekly webinar, we will be answering questions and discussing various topics surrounding the re-opening conversation.

    Re-opening Phases for Del Norte County Schools


    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of DNUSD & DNCOE

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • DNUSD Special Board meeting


    Today is the DNUSD special board meeting at 2:00 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/3HHGQwlQ-KM

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Re-Opening Options and Survey Results and the Proposed Re-opening Phases

    Take a look at the results from the most recent re-opening survey as well as the re-opening phases being proposed by Del Norte Unified School District that corresponds with the California Resiliency Roadmap.

     

    Proposed Re-opening Phases for Del Norte County Schools

    DNUSD Re-opening Options 2020

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 7-13-2020

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  • Seamless Summer Program 2020

     
    Meals are available from 10:30 to 12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the locations listed on the attached flyer.
     
    Also, buses are delivering meals on the routes listed on the Transportation flyer attached to this post.
     
     
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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #10 - School Re-Opening Part 2 of 2

     
    Episode #10 of Coffee and Conversation is available! This week we discuss school re-opening with Ryan Bahten and Tom Kissinger. You can now listen to the DNUSD podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher.
     
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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #9 - School Re-Opening

     
    Episode #9 of Coffee and Conversation is available! This week we discuss school re-opening with Ryan Bahten and Tom Kissinger. You can now listen to the DNUSD podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher.
     
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  • DNUSD Special, County, and District Board meetings 7-9-2020


    Today is the DNUSD special board meeting at 2:30 pm, County Board Meeting at 3:30 pm, and the District board meeting is at 4:30 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/ftazGw_zLfM

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • DNUSD Webinar @ 1 pm 7/8/2020 - Summer Youth Activities & COVID-19

    Join us for today's webinar where we discuss various summer youth activities going on in Del Norte as well as the guidelines and restrictions that need to be followed in order to get a public event approved by Del Norte County Public Health.

     

    Del Norte COVID-19 Information Hub

    Tanzy Games Website

    KIDS Food Smarts Virtual Class

    Wild Rivers Foundation Summer by Design Calendar


    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of DNUSD & DNCOE

    Dr. Rehwaldt - Del Norte County Public Health Officer

    Sunny Baker - Del Norte County Health Education Coordinator

    Scott Graves - Wild Rivers Strategic Communications Coordinator

    Janet Gilbert - Tanzy Games Coordinator



    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 7-6-2020

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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation - Now Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher!

     
    Episode #8 of Coffee and Conversation is available! You can now listen to the DNUSD podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher.
     
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  • Seamless Summer Program 2020

     
    Meals are available from 10:30 to 12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the locations listed on the attached flyer.
     
    Also, buses are delivering meals on the routes listed on the Transportation flyer attached to this post.
     
     
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  • DNUSD Webinar 7-1-2020

    Join us for today's webinar where we touch on nutrition services and transportation services, as well as the various programs they have going on, including but not limited to: Bus Transportation Signups, Pandemic EBT, and Seamless Summer Food Program.

    Bus Service Application

    Pandemic EBT Application


    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of DNUSD & DNCOE
    Derrick - Director of Transportation Services
    Deborah Kravitz - Director of Nutrition Services

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • DNUSD Special Board Meeting 7-1-2020

    Today is the DNUSD special board meeting at 10:30 am, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/bWCSCXdGZSE

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting 6-25-2020

    Today is the DNUSD and DNCOE board meetings at 3:30 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/847c4n9-ed8

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Virtual Learning Interest Form

    In May, approximately 10% of survey respondents indicated that they would prefer an optional virtual learning program for their child or children, if offered, for the 2020-2021 school year. This packet explains some of the potential opportunities, expectations, and considerations around a virtual learning program. If you are considering the possibility of virtual learning for your child, please review the information flyer attached below for additional information. This program is conceptual as of now and we are in the process of gathering more information and determining the level of interest from our families.

    English Informational Flyer:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GuGCcNh0Uvr7aH6Y-blvoOPUGDOdkFXaCVqqduGhO6o/edit?usp=sharing

    English Interest Form:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2DOiNZE4nZUOr82m959MWhKwcI20A5casmBTU8A_AS7V6fg/viewform

    Spanish Informational Flyer:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NMiOLwGB3jTcNmlPoFfcP5upS6Xy7Xae_jjfrjdDw7A/edit?usp=sharing

    Spanish Interest Form:
    https://forms.gle/L3o2gJyqVzLRS1jLA

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  • School Re-Opening Survey
    Spanish Survey Link: https://forms.gle/yQfLTyfpYUSd5YbB8
    English Survey Link: https://forms.gle/xmC6PTNfTsZoPwZo6

    Due to restrictions and health recommendations for school reopening for the 2020-2021 academic year, the District is anticipating only being able to have 1/2 of our students in attendance at any given time, when school facilities are open. We have also heard from some of our families that they would prefer a fully online learning model.

    DNUSD Staff has been discussing options and working together to identify the best way to ensure that we continue to educate our students and provide them with the supports that they need to the fullest extent possible. By completing this survey, you will be helping us to more fully understand the system that works best for you and your child, as well as barriers that need to be addressed as we move toward opening our schools next year.

    We understand that this survey is lengthy, but your opinions and ideas are very important to us. Thank you, in advance, for your time and thoughtfulness in answering the following questions.

    The survey is designed for general feedback from all families. Families of high school and middle school students may receive additional opportunities to provide feedback on those programs.

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  • DNUSD Webinar 6-24-2020

    Join us for today's webinar at 1 pm touching on how Special Education has changed during COVID-19

    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent
    Tom Kissinger - Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at DNUSD
    Brooke Davis - Director of Special Education at DNUSD
    Mindy Fattig - SELPA Director of Humboldt & Del Norte

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-22-2020

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  • Del Norte High School Graduation Photos

    The Del Norte High School Graduation photos are available at the link below! When you click on the link you will be taken to two folders, there will be pictures of the graduates in both folders, they are pictures taken different angles.
     
    Go into both folders, look through the pictures until you find your graduate, and download their photos. The pictures have not been labeled by name, so you will need to look through each picture, we may eventually label the photos but wanted to get these pictures out as soon as possible so we released them as is.
     
     
     
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  • Pandemic EBT Program

    The P-EBT Program has been extended until July 15th, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get $365.

    Apply or learn more about these P-EBT food benefits: ca.p-ebt.org/

     
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  • Seamless Summer Program 2020 

    Meals are available from 10:30 to 12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the locations listed on the attached flyer.
     
    Also, buses are delivering meals on the routes listed on the Transportation flyer attached to this post.
     
     
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  • DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #7 - Getting to know our Board Members - Don M. - Charlaine M.

    Episode #7 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we are joined by Don McArthur and Charlaine Mazzei as they talk about why they became School Board Members and what changes could be made in order to make a positive impact on the education system.

    DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #7 - Getting to know our Board Members
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KM12iwYVmjFhEpRW_jWcsvlwsQj_sjmE/view

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, and Weekly Webinars recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Family Resources web page.

     
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  • DNUSD Special Board Meeting 6-18-2020

    Today is a DNUSD special board meeting at 4:00 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/1ekiVKIg-Qg

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar @ 1 pm 6-17-2020

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Virtual Learning Program Flyer Correction Letter

    Today, a message was posted on the DNUSD webpage and Facebook page regarding the Del Norte Virtual Learning Program flyer. On behalf of the District, I would like to personally apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this post.

    Results from the 1st Remote Learning Survey:
    https://drive.google.com/…/1i3zOozC2E1A-U22SY9yXODyfAY…/view

    I would like to clarify the following:
    1. The District is not planning on only offering online learning for the 2020-2021 school year. At this point, we are expecting to be able to return with at least 50% of our students in attendance on campus at any given time. Del Norte Unified School District will open schools in the traditional format that we have always done if we are permitted to by Local and State Departments of Public Health. In a previous survey, 65% of our families indicated that they would prefer that school be offered fully in person, as we have always done, while an additional 25% indicated that they would prefer a blended learning model.

    2. That same survey indicated that approximately 10% of our families expressed an interest in participating only in online or distance learning. In order to move forward with determining whether this option is viable, it is necessary that we get an accurate count of students, by grade level and school of residence, as quickly as possible. This “application” was designed as a way to get this information for planning purposes only.

    3. I have been meeting with the leadership of the Del Norte Teachers’ Association and the local California School Employees Association on a steering committee to discuss issues and options in reopening for 2020-2021. We have discussed the desire and survey results for an online program, but no discussion has been held regarding this “application” or a final configuration of an online program.

    4. We are in the process of completing a survey for all district staff and families to gather additional information regarding the three reopening options that the steering committee, site principals, and other consulting groups have discussed: an in-person AM/PM model with 50% of students in attendance at either session, a two day per week in-person model with 50% of students in attendance 2 days each week with distance learning occurring during days when they are not receiving in-person instruction, and the distance learning-only model.

    5. Given the confusion caused by the post and the need to more accurately reflect the intent of the form, we will be revising the current document and reposting it so that it better meets its intended purpose. To avoid continuing confusion, we will “expire” the post, so that only the corrected version is available. The updated document will be available in Spanish, as well.

    I would, again, like to apologize for any confusion that these posts may have caused. In an attempt to gather information quickly, we did not communicate clearly or adequately. We have just over 40 days in which to rethink 100 years of educational structure and respond to the most significant health crisis in recent history, prior to the start of the school year. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move through this process.

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 464-0200.

    Jeff Harris
    Superintendent

     

    Full Letter:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/18JVkHs7mkzS-uRkH_WRV_EBgnoGoB_Pm/view?usp=sharing

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-15-2020

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  • Seamless Summer Program 2020

    Reminder:
    The Seamless Summer Food Program kicks off today.
     
    Meals are available from 10:30 to 12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the locations listed on the attached flyer.
     
    Also, buses are delivering meals on the routes listed on the Transportation flyer attached to this post.
     
     
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  • DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar @ 1 pm 6-10-2020


    This week's webinar is canceled due to graduation activities.

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  • DNUSD 8th-12th Grade Graduation Schedules

    Del Norte High School Live Stream

    Friday at 5 pm - 6/12/2020

    DNHS Graduation will be live-streamed at

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/delnortehighschool

    Youtube - https://youtu.be/k1D6apunFCk

     

    Sunset High School Zoom Graduation

    Tuesday at 6 pm - 6/9/2020

    Sunset Graduation Graduation Zoom Link - https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/95171853118

     

    Crescent Elk 8th Grade Graduation Live Stream

    Thursday at 5 pm - 6/11/2020

    Graduation will be live-streamed at

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/crescentelk

    Youtube - https://youtu.be/LNLfrtZ5yBA

     

    Redwood 8th Grade Graduation Live Stream

    Wednesday at 6 pm - 6/10/2020

    Graduation will be live-streamed at

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/redwoodraiders

    Youtube - https://youtu.be/AotRUuFemAE

     

    Smith River 8th Grade Graduation Video

    Available Tuesday at 6 pm - 6/9/2020

    The graduation video will be available on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/smithriverelementary

    Call the School for the 6/9/2020 Drive-Thru Graduation Details

     

    Mountain School 8th Grade Graduation

    Tuesday at 6 pm - 6/9/2020

    Call the school for further details

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-8-2020

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  • DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #6 - Remote Learning Survey & Results

    Episode #6 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we are joined by Rae Fearing, the Director of Innovation and Special Projects while she provides an update on remote learning in Del Norte and how the district is preparing for the next school year.

    DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #6 - Remote Learning Survey & Results -
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lxW1DVv2ve01LWJU9ITvfKZNz4Lw-HZs

    Please take the new Remote Learning Survey -
    https://bbyt.es/start/RX7VV8RCQ

    If you have a moment, review the results from the first remote survey - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3zOozC2E1A-U22SY9yXODyfAY_zd_NW/view?usp=sharing

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, and Weekly Webinars recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Family Resources web page.

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 6-4-2020

    Today is the DNUSD board meeting at 4:30 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/a9k6fcsKCUg

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Remote Learning Survey 6-3-2020

    Parents and Guardians,

    Our District is partnering with BrightBytes to learn more about how our community is responding to teaching and learning remotely. We want to hear how you and your child(ren) are adjusting during this unprecedented time and learn how the district can better support you.

    We are asking students in grades 3-12, as well as all teachers, principals, and parents / guardians to provide input on this survey. The survey will take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have children in more than one school, please complete the survey for each child.

    Your participation is crucial in providing a comprehensive understanding of how we can improve support for you and your student(s) during this time.

    We will be collecting survey responses from June 3 - June 10. Below is the URL to access our district survey landing page. Once there, select the Parent survey and then select your school from the drop-down menu.

    Del Norte Unified School District URL: https://bbyt.es/start/RX7VV8RCQ

    If you have questions or run into any difficulty, please contact Michael Hawkins at mhawkins@dnusd.org

    Thank you so much for quickly providing this critical information. We want to do everything we can to ensure you and your student(s) are successful during this time. We appreciate you!

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  • DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar @ 1 pm 6-3-2020


    This week's webinar will be in a general Q & A format. We will be answering any questions the community may have, so please join us!

    Special Guests:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent
    Tom Kissinger - Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum


    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-1-2020

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  • 55th Annual DNHS Scholarship Banquet

    This year the DNHS Scholarship Banquet will be live-streamed, please feel free to join us this Wednesday, 6/3/2020, at 6 pm by using the following live stream links:

    Youtube Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/BYPG8axbGoo

    Facebook Live Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Podcast #5 "Coffee and Conversation" -  COVID-19 Update by Dr. Warren Rehwaldt

    Episode #5 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we have a COVID-19 update provided by Dr. Warren Rehwaldt, the Del Norte Public Health Officer.

    Podcast Link: DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #5 - COVID 19

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, and Weekly Webinars recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Family Resources web page.

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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:
    DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar at 1 PM 5-27-2020
    Instruction During Crisis Learning with DNUSD Teachers

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Featured Guests:
    Rae Fearing - Principal at Mountain School
    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Laura Chandler - Teacher at Smith River
    Charlene Knowlton - Teacher at Crescent Elk
    Tracy Campbell - Teacher at Redwood
    Isaiah Wright - Teacher at Margaret Keating
    Sandi Hooper - Teacher at Mountain Elementary
    Claudia Hooper - Teacher at Bess Maxwell

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  • LCAP Community Input Sessions 5-28-2020

    Join us this Thursday, 5-28-2020, for our LCAP Community Input sessions, if you have not registered, please do so using the links below. You will get an email after you register that has a link you can use to join the meeting.

    9:00 AM 5/28 LCAP Registration Link -
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuCtpj4oGtYAVADzS7WcCjFYeOhi5GT9

    5:00 PM 5/28 LCAP Registration Link - https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcuuvrjwrHtR5BHW1r98BTk6uHqIPnm_5

    Thanks!

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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #4

    Episode #4 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we are joined by Tom Kissinger and Leslee Machado as we discuss the current grading system during COVID-19 at Del Norte Unified School District.

    Podcast Link: DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #4 - 5-21-2020

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, Weekly Webinars, and Board Meeting recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Family Resources web page.

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 5-21-2020

    Today is the DNUSD board meeting at 4:30 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at https://youtu.be/KUZATofaAB0

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Reminder: There will be no meal service on Friday, 5/22/20 or Monday, 5/25/20.

    These were previously scheduled no-school days and as such all classified food service staff and transportation staff will be enjoying a well earned four day weekend.

    Meal service will resume on Tuesday, 5/26/2020. Please contact Nutrition Services at 464-0246.

    Thank you
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  • DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar at 1 PM 5-20-2020 on District Finances

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Featured Guests:
    Mike Fine - CEO of the state’s Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) that works with school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community colleges across the state on a variety of fiscal and programmatic topics, and advises state policymakers on the fiscal status of LEAs.

    Matt Phillips - CPA, Director, Management Consulting Services, provides support to school districts for fiscal-related matters including budget reviews, salary schedule analyses, organizational reviews, and negotiations, including factfinding services.

    Bill McGuire - Deputy Superintendent with a demonstrated history of working in the education finances management field.

    Questions / Topics:
    How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the economy of the Nation and of California?

    In the Governor’s May revised budget, there is a large deficit projected. What does that mean for schools in California?

    How are other districts in the state dealing with these budget cuts?

    How important are reserve levels and cash flow for school districts right now?

    How long is this crisis supposed to last?

    What should the district be doing right now to plan for not only the next school year but the next 3 school years?


    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-18-2020

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  • School Planning Survey 2020-2021

    We need help from the community to gather the information that will inform our planning for school options for the 20-21 school year. Completing this survey will help us better serve families of Del Norte County. Please answer the questions below based on students in your home for the 20-21 school year. All options would follow the state and local guidelines for health and safety. Three school model options will be presented in this survey. The school district would like to know which you would prefer for your children if all three options were available in the fall.

    Click here to take the survey

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  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #3

    Episode #3 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we are joined by Randy Fugate and Theresa Slayton as we discuss the effects COVID-19 has changed how schools operate at Del Norte Unified School District.

    Podcast Link: DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #3 - 5-15-2020

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, Weekly Webinars, and Board Meeting recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Staff Resources web page.

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  • DNUSD LCAP Community Input Sessions

    5-15-2020

    This year we did two of our LCAP Community Input Sessions on Zoom. If you missed it, feel free to watch it through the link below.
     
    Here is the video link:
     
    Here is the slideshow from the presentation:
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  • ASBP Public Hearing 2020-21

    The upcoming Policy Council ZOOM meeting will begin with a Public Hearing on the Annual Service and Budget Plans followed by the council vote to approve. 

    https://hdnselpa.org/wp-content/uploads/SELPA-Public-ASBP-2.pdf

    Event Flyer:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A6_VHKIG4ITctU3q9FQU3nF5f7UVzTfl/view?usp=sharing

     

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  • DNUSD Weekly Wednesday Webinar at 1 PM 5-13-2020

    Featured Guests:
    State Senator Mike McGuire - Task Force to Close The Digital Divide
    Warren Rehwaldt & Kymmie Scott - COVID19 and Social Distancing in Del Norte County
    Deborah Kravitz - DNUSD Nutrition Services and the Pandemic EBT Program

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!

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  • LCAP Community Input Sessions - May 14th, 2020

    It is that time of year again for the LCAP Community Input Sessions to begin! These sessions give an opportunity for the community to provide input and feedback on various programs and services provided by the District using LCAP funds. The feedback used from these meetings helps Del Norte Unified School District determine what programs and services are funded, and which programs that are being supported by LCAP funding are discontinued.

    This year the meetings will be held digitally on Zoom, in order to participate you will need to pre-register, you can do that using the links below.

    May 14th
    9:00 am Meeting Registration:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcuyrrjooE9GS1IeYcsqmHceaduusETTN

    May 14th
    5:00 pm Meeting Registration:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOyrrTktG9JKgJiqaUxaUG_fTPPVULZk

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  • Pandemic EBT Program

    Get help with buying food while schools are closed. COVID-19 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available soon. While schools are closed, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get $365 in food benefits in addition to community ‘to-go” meals. Learn more about these P-EBT food benefits: ca.p-ebt.org/info

     
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-11-2020

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  • Please see the signed tentative agreement between DNTA and DNUSD. The Del Norte Teachers Association will take the agreement to their union membership for a vote. If the vote is successful, the agreement will be brought to the School Board for final approval before being put into effect.
     
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  • DNUSD Podcast #2 Coffee and Conversation - Preschool Prep

    Episode #2 of the DNUSD Podcast "Coffee and Conversation" is now available! This week we are joined by Lisa Howard and Lindy Holloway as we discuss early education, tips for parents with young kids, and how to enroll your children in Del Norte Unified School District's Preschool program.

    Podcast Link:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Q5X0auiiyvyZzoNtpB-_0nE7kiKbLRI/view

    Also, all Podcasts, Messages to the Community from the Superintendent, Weekly Webinars, and Board Meeting recordings can be found at the COVID-19 Family Resources web page: www.dnusd.org/familysupport

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  • Join us this Wednesday, 5-6-2020, for the weekly webinar at 1 pm

    Preschool enrollment will be the topic of this week's webinar.
    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Featured Guests: Lindy Holloway from DNUSD, Lisa Howard DNUSD, and Melodee Mitchell from the Del Norte Child Care Council

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-4-2020

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  • Del Norte Unified School District's new podcast "Coffee and Conversation" kicks off this week with a discussion on mental health, student behaviors, and how these issues are magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have you been feeling more stressed than usual? Nick LaFazio, an employee of Del Norte County Office of Education, provides insight into how our minds work and how we can deal with the challenges we are all facing.

    DNUSD Coffee and Conversation - Podcast #1 - 5/1/2020
    https://bit.ly/2StjHCn

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  • Reminder of DNUSD SPED Webinar - Autism: What Works?

    This is going on right now!

    SESSION 1
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/91152017120
    8:30 am – 10:00am
    Autism 101 - Denise Keller

    SESSION 2
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/98274541963
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
    Inclusive Tools for the Classroom - Lisa Mirassou

    SESSION 3
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/99424622826
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Decreasing Behaviours of Concern - Jeff Craven

    SESSION 4
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/98993305094
    2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Visual Supports – Michela Figini-Myers

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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:

    Reminder -
    Join the DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 pm discussing the program Sources of Strength and Mental Health during COVID-19:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Terrin Musbach, Nick LaFazio

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
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  • As per Executive Order N-29-20 from Governor Newsom, the Personnel Commission meeting today, 4/28/2020, will move to a virtual Zoom meeting. 

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/93929693832

    The agenda can be viewed at: https://www.dnusd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=581

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-27-2020

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  • 4/23/2020 is the DNUSD board meeting at 4 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    If you require captions for the board meeting live stream then watch the youtube stream at: https://youtu.be/cDrq-vMRsGI

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    This will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://delnorte.agendaonline.net/public/

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  • Join us for our upcoming webinar on April 30th, 2020:
    Autism: What Works?

    Keynote speaker Denise Keller is a SELPA Behaviour Specialist and a cadre member of the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

    This webinar is a wonderful opportunity for parents, professionals, para-professionals, speech pathologists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and administrators.

    No Pre-Registration required, just use the links in the flyer linked below:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ypge9tdwcOjyU8bIBVwljOOz1AUlHSCg
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  • Weekly Wednesday Webinars

    All Weekly Wednesday Webinars will be stored on google drive at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hAlc5dB7atW9YVf_LhxyjGNZr2_xtcn1

     

    If you prefer to watch the 4-22-2020 webinars on Facebook, here are the links:

    Distance Learning Webinar @ 1 pm on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dnusd/videos/542998666601491
     
    DNUSD and DNCOE Highschool Credits, Grades, and Attendance Discussion Webinar @ 2:30 pm on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dnusd/videos/2715108608777648
     
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  • Weekly Wednesday Webinar 4-22-2020

    A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:
    Join us this coming Wednesday, 4-22-2020, for the weekly webinar at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.

    1:00 PM - DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 on Distance Learning:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Rae Fearing, Leslee Machado, Tom Kissinger, Randy Fugate, Tony Fabricius, Robert Parker, Alison Eckart

    2:30 PM - Highschool Grading, Credits and Graduation:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/92997836469
    Featured Guests: Randy Fugate, Jeff Slayton, Rob Parker, Tony Fabricius

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!

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  • School Facilities Closure Extended Until End of School Year

    On 4-9-2020 the Del Norte Unified School District Board of Trustees decided that school facilities will continue to remain closed until the end of the academic school year. For the time being, students will attend school through distance learning while the spread of COVID-19 is on the rise. Del Norte Unified School District will put another update to the community this coming Monday, 4-12-2020.

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  • PRESS RELEASE:

    The Del Norte County Unified School District and Del Norte County Office of Education have reached a tentative agreement with the local California School Employees Association (CSEA). Upon completion of the CSEA 610 process, which is the process for approval by both local members and the state CSEA office, classified staff will receive a 3% increase retroactive to July 1, 2019, as well as a $100.00 increase on the health and welfare bringing the annual District contribution for classified employees to $9,600.00.

    The Board also recognizes that we are in unprecedented times and that the classified staff is on the frontlines of keeping our schools safe and clean, our students fed, our technology viable, and our daily operations functioning. While there will be a need to address ongoing costs in future budgets in light of our current economic situation, this year, in consideration of the extraordinary services rendered, the Board has also authorized a one time 0.5% pay supplement for all CSEA members.

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  • Click here to download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates on the COVID-19 crisis and your student's education.

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  • Last night the Governor of California issued a stay at home order for all Californians. While we know that the current situation may cause some anxiety, please know that, we will continue to support our students, their families, and our community by continuing to provide alternative learning opportunities, guidance to families on local resources, programs to help our first responders, healthcare and essential services workers find childcare so that they can continue to serve our community, seamless food deliveries to youth from 0-18 years old, and other services that will be necessary in the upcoming days and weeks. Our goal is to keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you, in advance, for your help and patience, as we work through this unprecedented time.

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  • Please click here to find detailed breakfast and lunch bus schedules during the school closure.

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  • For the latest information on the Coronavirus please visit https://www.dnusd.org/flu

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  • Click here to view the fact-finder's final report

    PERB Releases Unanimous Fact-Finding Regarding DNTA Negotiations

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