Chico Unified School District
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The Chico Unified School District, located in California's lush Sacramento Valley, covers 322 square miles and includes all of the city of Chico and adjacent unincorporated areas of Butte County.
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A Message from the Superintendent

The Chico Unified School District community provides outstanding learning opportunities for our students. To ensure the success of our students and to further enhance our District, CUSD has embraced the following goals for the 2015-2016 school year:

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Board Adopted Goals:

Goal #1:     Quality Teachers, Materials, and Facilities:  All CUSD students will have highly qualified teachers; current, standards-aligned instructional materials; current technology, and facilities in good repair.

Goal #2:     Fully Align Curriculum and Assessment with State Standards:  Provide professional development and teacher support to ensure that all CUSD students receive instruction in all subject areas fully aligned to the California State Standard and assessment that align with the new state standardized assessments.

Goal #3:     Support High Levels of Student Achievement in a Broad Range of Courses:  Provide all CUSD students the support and guidance to succeed in a broad range of challenging courses preparing them to successfully enter higher education and a viable career.

Goal #4:     Provide Opportunities for Meaningful Parent Involvement and Input:  CUSD will increase parental involvement so parents may help their student to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally.

Goal #5:     Improve School Climate:  CUSD will implement strategies to improve school climate so that all students inclusive of all subgroups, will feel safe, supported, engaged and meaningfully challenged. 

2015-2016 Board Area of Focus:

CUSD will develop and refine a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade sequence of common assessments aligned to State Standards, with an emphasis on grades TK-5.

    The mission of the Chico Unified School District, a partnership of students, staff, families and community, is to ensure all students achieve high levels of academic and personal success, contribute to the community and confidently compete in a changing global society by engaging in quality educational programs that address diverse student needs and promote learning throughout life.

    I am proud of our excellent schools, teachers, and staff who serve the 12,000 students from Chico and the surrounding areas. I invite you to be a partner in our schools and welcome your participation in our vibrant school community. Please feel free to contact me at (530) 891-3000 x149 or by email.


    Kelly Staley

    Superintendent Updates


    Statement of Non-Discrimination

    The Governing Board of the CUSD prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in District programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with the District's policy of non-discrimination should be directed to Janet Brinson, Educational Services Director, at the Chico Unified School District office (1163 East Seventh Street, Chico, California, 95928; 530-891-3000 x105). A copy of the District's non-discrimination policy is available from the District Office.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Please contact the Superintendent's Office at 891-3000, ext. 149 should you require a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in meetings or visit the district office. This request should be received at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to accommodate your request.  Thank you!


    Parent & Student Info


    What's New

    Online Registration

    College Connection

    Are you interested in beginning college through a structured immersion experience? Click here to learn more about the College Connection Program for the Class of 2016.

    Kindergarten Registration

    If your child will be entering Kindergarten in 2015-16, please click here to find out important registration information.
    Intra-district transfer request forms (Form 10s) are available at every school site, the district office and on our website. 


    CLICK HERE  for information regarding Measure E.
    CLICK HERE for information regarding the Master Facilities Plan.

    Opportunities to Serve

    CUSD has an ongoing need for staff, parents and community members to serve on District committees. For more information click here.

    Center for the Arts

    The Center for the Arts is 
    ready for your event!
    Click HERE for information, photos, event calendar and the Booking Packet and Application for Use.

    LCAP and LCFF

    Nutrition Services

    Check out our new way of looking at what we serve our students everyday: go to www.

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