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Superintendent's Message

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Dear Golden Valley USD Family, Friends and Community,

 

As I enter my fourth month as the superintendent of the district I want to keep you informed about our district.

 

Golden Valley students have once again improved on their state standards test scores. Thanks to our committed parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators and board; Golden Valley is one of the highest performing districts in the central valley. It would be very easy for us to relax and rest on our laurels, but that is not the Golden Valley Way! We will continue to set high expectations for our teachers, administrators and support staff and provide a diverse and rigorous curriculum for our students.

 

The Board recently wanted to hear from the parents, guardians and community regarding the grade configuration of our elementary schools. In a series of town hall meetings that were held at Ranchos Middle School, Sierra View and Webster Elementary Schools the Board listened to those in attendance and reaffirmed that the current TK-6 configuration will continue to be the configuration for Golden Valley USD.

 

The Riverstone community continues to grow and bring more students into our district. Based on the current growth in student enrollment from this development the district is moving forward to finish construction of a new elementary school for the Riverstone community for the beginning of the 2021-23 school year. The district will be appointing a construction management firm within the next month or two. After this appointment and the architectural plans being approved by the state the district will begin the actual building phase of the school.

 

At the same time the district is continuing to move forward with the building of the CTE/LEAF building. The current timeline is being adjusted based on funding for the project. This timeline is being advanced from the original timeline adopted by the board in 2017.

 

Both of these projects will add many positive educational opportunities for our students.

 

As Golden Valley continues to grow the district will face many challenges. I am confident that with the continued positive partnerships between the district, parents, students and community we will be able to meet these challenges and continue with the district’s mission of providing our students the means to achieve to their highest potential within a caring and secure environment.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rodney Wallace

Superintendent