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District reminds parents about weather procedures

Winter weather advisory

As forecasts call for snow, the Davis School District reminds parents about procedures the district will use when it considers closing school for inclement weather.

The decision to close schools actually occurs in the early-morning hours when district snow plow drivers are out attempting to clear parking lots before students arrive at school. When plow drivers think conditions are bad, they make calls to the district's maintenance director, transportation director and facilities administrator, who then contact an assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools.

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Flu season is sneezing its way into schools

It's that time of year when illness becomes more prevalent in our schools. So, how sick is too sick for school? Here are some tips to keep in mind if your student is sick. Click on the picture to view the pdf. 

How sick is too sick for school?

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela

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Superintendency Message

Reflecting back on decade of accomplishments

By Craig Carter, Business Administrator

Another year and decade are coming to an end. As we reflect on the past 10 years, several things come to mind. We fought our way through the terrible recession of the early part of this decade. We managed over $70 million of budget challenges with minimal impact to student learning. We added 11 new schools and one rebuild to accommodate 7,000 new students since 2010. 

The most important accomplishment this decade is our attention to the individual student and his/her success. In 2014, the Board of Education and district leadership decided to implement a districtwide accreditation. We were then and continue to be today, the only district in the state that has a district accreditation.

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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Davis By The Numbers

72,897 students enrolled in 90 district schools

95% graduation rate

$62M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2019

54,451 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment and AP

7 times on the AP Honor Roll

21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese

$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants