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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
I would like to welcome you to the 2016 – 2017 school year and the new Central Unified School District website! We have updated and changed the look of our website in order for students, parents, and the community to easily find information and stay abreast of what is happening in Central Unified. We are very proud of our 23 school sites and the tremendous accomplishments of our students and staff in academics and co-curricular activities.
We continue to work hard towards earning a reputation of being one of the finest districts in the Central Valley. We are a proud district! We have a tremendously talented and dedicated team of professional educators, both certificated and classified, who I am confident will remain focused on our primary goal of providing the highest quality education for every child. They are truly the best group of employees any Superintendent could hope to lead and I am excited about serving as the Superintendent for the Central Unified School District.
The theme for the 2016-17 school year is #impact. As a district, we will strive to continuously improve in the area of student achievement and push forward to develop strategies to positively impact all students. Additionally, we will encourage students and the community to take an active role in their education and co-curricular activities in order to allow our students the opportunity to accomplish any goal they may have after they complete their high school education. We are confident the students of Central Unified will make a great impact in our community and the world.
Here’s to a great school year!
Mark G. Sutton - Superintendent
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On a daily basis, the morning supervisor checks the visibility on their way to work between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Upon arrival at the Transportation facility, she/he will contact our district spotters who are located throughout Central’s 88 square miles. They will give distance markers that correlate with the visibility in their area, which is logged. He/she will also check the NOAA website to confirm dew point and temperature throughout Central’s district. Using these methods, if the visibility is less than 200 feet, we will automatically go to a Plan A schedule (2 hour delay). This call is made by 5:30 am in order to share the information with the district’s students, staff and community.
To ensure the safety of all students throughout the district, a foggy day plan will be called if it meets these parameters. It may be extremely foggy in several areas, with no fog in others, but the call is made for the whole district.
There are several different types of fog and it can drop in extremely late or dissipate moments after a call is made, but the initial decision is based on the visibility at the time of the call. All of the district’s school bus drivers are trained professionals and they follow Board Policy, Admin Regulation 3543 (c), and Vehicle Code 34501.6 on visibility restrictions. Once a call is made, operation of the buses will be based on the driver’s discretionary authority if the fog rolls in at a later time.
Foggy day delays minimize the risk of being involved in traffic collisions with morning commuter traffic. Once a call is made for a delay, further delays could be called due to a continued lack of visibility. These updates are made by 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 a.m. if necessary.