My name is Kelly Staley and it is an honor and a privilege to serve the Chico community as Superintendent of Chico Unified School District (CUSD).
CUSD is fortunate to be surrounded by a community who fully embraces education from Pre-Kindergarten through high school and beyond. This support has allowed us to focus on our number one priority – our students.
This commitment to the success of every student has led to our schools, staff, and students receiving local, state and national recognition. We are proud to have 12 California Distinguished Schools within our district. These are a testament to our focus on quality teachers and high levels of academic and personal success.
We understand students and parents want choice as education is not one-size-fits-all. CUSD offers a variety of academic programs, learning styles, special and alternative education options, some smaller classroom environments, arts and music, athletics, robotics and career tech classes where students can excel and thoroughly enjoy their educational experience. Our goal is to have students graduate prepared for where life takes them whether it be college, career tech training, the work force, or the military.
To meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, CUSD is incorporating the latest technology into our instructional programs. Through the additional support and generosity of local businesses, our goal of providing cutting edge technology and instruction can and is becoming a reality.
Thanks to the support of our community through local bonds, CUSD facilities have (and are) undergoing upgrades and improvements physically, technologically and aesthetically, while keeping sustainability in the forefront. New buildings at Pleasant Valley High, Chico High, Chico Jr. High and Marsh Jr. High are just a few examples of recent projects improving the experience of thousands of students throughout the district.
As a commitment to our students’ whole being, we have adopted and developed programs focused on nutrition for healthy bodies, physical and psychological health, bullying, and learning challenges. Music and art are once again strong in our schools as are interscholastic athletics. These combine to help create well rounded, productive and educated citizens.
I am proud of our excellent schools, teachers, staff and the growing choices students are offered. I invite you to be a partner in our schools and welcome your participation in our school community. Please feel free to contact me at (530) 891-3000 x 149 or by email.