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Flipping the Switch event

 

Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) held a “flip-the-switch” event in honor of its 5.3MW solar photovoltaic and integrated electric vehicle (EV) and battery storage project, coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education offerings aligned with the infrastructure improvements. On Thursday, November 14, HUSD leadership, local elected officials, their bond partner TRiGroup, and their energy partner ENGIE Services U.S. (ENGIE) commemorated the completion of
construction and implementation of the districtwide energy program.


Through the collaborative partnership with ENGIE, HUSD’s energy upgrade represents a new approach to enhancing the learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom – a key tenet of Hayward’s Bond Measure H, which provides funding for facility upgrades. The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings that can go directly back to the General Fund.

 

 

 

Accelerating Clean Energy
Student holding sunDuring the celebration event, Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne recognized the far-reaching impact of new sustainable energy across the district. All 33 sites within the district are in the process of going through infrastructure improvements, with solar shade structures, roofs, and ground mount arrays sized for all schools and administrative facilities. The new solar systems are expected to generate 8,100,000 kWh in the first year, the equivalent to producing enough clean energy to power 650 homes for one year.


The district’s energy program is expected to achieve several key outcomes:

  • $65MM in expected General Fund savings over the life of the program
  • New solar installations are expected to generate 90% of district’s energy needs
  • The program is expected to provide environmental benefits equivalent to removing 1,153 cars from the road annually

 

Leading the Charge

As part of the upgrades, HUSD schools are also becoming a community hub for EV charging. As more EVs hit the road and drivers are looking for a public place to charge them, district staff, students, and parents will be able to charge vehicles while class is in session. In fact, HUSD staff recently learned that they will be able to charge their cars for FREE during business hours. ENGIE worked with sister company EVBox to procure the EV charging stations. The three battery energy storage systems (BESS) are connected to their solar arrays to reduce peak demand charges, optimize facility energy usage, and maximize utility savings.

 

Engaging Future Leaders
It was paramount to the school board and district leadership that the energy program extend beyond renewable energy installations and act as a foundation to enhance students’ relationship to the science behind the sustainability project itself. With roughly 20,000 students across the district, it was critical to develop activities and opportunities for students of all ages to engage with the project so the technology comes to life.

Student speaking


ENGIE’s Education team partnered with principals and teachers across the District to design hands-on STEAM activities that turn the district into a living laboratory, using the modernizations as a platform for hands-on learning and STEAM career exposure. Some of the STEAM activities that were developed or linked to the design, construction, and implementation of the project include:

  •  Living Labs (real-time generation data from the solar panels are available to all district students and teachers via a web dashboard)
  • Supporting the Launch of the District’s Three New STEAM buildings
  • Science Fair Engagement
  • High School Student Summer Internships
  • 6th Grade Curriculum Development
  • Preschool STEAM Program

As shared by Superintendent Dr. Wayne, “With critical support from our broad ‘Made in Hayward’ community – our Hayward families, local partners, and our board of trustees – we have been able to transform our schools with dynamic infrastructure improvements that enhance the learning environment and put money back into our General Fund for other classroom needs. With meaningful alignment with STEAM opportunities tied to our program, these upgrades produce positive dividends for our students in multiple ways.”


About ENGIE Services U.S.
ENGIE Services U.S., a division of ENGIE, is a national energy infrastructure and building services company that helps education, government, commercial and industrial customers become more efficient, productive and sustainable.

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 11/15/19




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Pathwater Bottles

Hayward, CA—Hundreds of students enthusiastically chanted “save the fish” during a recent lunchtime event at Treeview Elementary in Hayward. They participated in an event celebrating the Hayward Unified School District’s (HUSD) decision to move away from single-use plastic water bottles and find a more sustainable solution in reusable aluminum bottles. 

 

To reach this goal, HUSD partnered with Pathwater, a company founded by a group of friends (some from the Bay Area) looking to introduce a reusable and recyclable product into the market. HUSD is one of the first school districts to partner with Pathwater, and this year every student in the district—that’s over 19,000 students—will receive a reusable Pathwater bottle, co-branded with the district’s logo. 

 

At the event hosted on October 30, one of the Pathwater founders presented HUSD Superintendent Matt Wayne with a sustainability award in recognition of the district’s commitment to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles and the addition of hydration stations at school sites. 

 

“Our district’s vision is to ensure that every student realizes their innate potential of becoming a lifelong learner and having a positive impact on their community,” stated Dr. Wayne. “This step towards greater sustainability allows students to see how their everyday choices have a global impact.”

 

If the student and teacher population at Hayward Unified, which totals 21,950, commit to using reusable bottles for one calendar year, they have the potential to eliminate a combined 3.4 million single-use plastic water bottles from entering the waste stream. Additionally, the choice of aluminum bottles means that they can be recycled once they are no longer used.  Aluminum has one of the highest recycling rates in the world and is 77% more valuable than plastic.

 

HUSD is following the lead of students seeking environmentally-friendly alternatives in their schools. Students at one of the district’s other elementary schools began a petition to eliminate the use of styrofoam lunch trays in their cafeteria. After doing some research and partnering with the district’s Food Services Department, students led the effort to replace styrofoam trays with recyclable ones across the entire district. 

 

In addition to the free water bottles being provided to all students, Pathwater water bottles will also be available to students and staff in cafeterias and vending machines across the district. For more information about HUSD’s partnership with Pathwater, contact Robin Gallagher, Director of Child Nutrition Services, at rgallagher@husd.k12.ca.us

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 11/1/19




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The HUSD three-year Strategic Plan was adopted by the Board of Education on June 24, 2019.  The following report and presentation notes our approach to implementing each priority and initiative, the status, and whether resources may need to be allocated in the LCAP to support implementation. 

 

Click below to view the 10.23.19 progress report

 

Strategic Plan Progress Report

 

Click below to view 10.23.19 strategic plan update presentation to the board of education

 

Strategic Plan Update 10.23.19

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 10/24/19




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At the September 11th, 2019 HUSD Board of Trustees workshop, Allan Garde, the Assistant Superintendent of Business, presented several items for board review and approval related to the progress and direction of the Measure H Bond program. Joined by members of the bond management team, the presentation began with a review of the previously approved scope and budget for the bond.

Following a brief introduction, the team reviewed several items, some of which required the  board to make key decisions. These included:

 

SUMMER 2019 QUICKSTART PROGRAMS:

Brian Rasmussen from TRiGroup, Inc. (the bond program management firm) provided a detailed report on the current status of the 11 quickstart projects that took place over the summer break.

 

They are as follows:

  • Roof Replacement: Eden Gardens, Lorin Eden, Treeview, and Winton
  • Exterior Painting: Treeview and Winton
  • Fire Alarm, Public Address, and Clock Systems Replacement: Glassbrook, Longwood, Ochoa, Ruus, Treeview
  • Most of these projects have been completed, with the remainder to be closed by mid-October.

LORIN EDEN and WINTON MODERNIZATIONS:
As part of the Measure H Bond program scope and budget approved by the board at the May 8th, 2019 workshop, Lorin Eden Elementary and Winton Middle School will receive bond funds for needed improvements at their schools. Starting this December 2019, the design process for this work will begin. These designs will be based on the collective input of teachers, parents, and administrators at these two schools. Timelines for this work, from design to construction, anticipate that work may begin as early as March of 2021. This direction was unanimously supported by the school board at the workshop.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS:
In a highlight of the workshop, Brian Rasmussen presented the proposal for phased infrastructure projects to take place starting this year and to carry through 2022.

At the May 8th, 2019 workshop, the school board confirmed the direction of the Facilities Master Plan update (Resolution 1819-05) towards focusing new bond funds away from the construction of new buildings and towards the much-needed improvement and modernization of HUSD's existing campuses. The priorities that will guide the district’s decisions include health, safety, systems equity, technology, and community enhancement. Under the Measure H budget, the board set the direction to provide a roadmap for improving the infrastructure of the existing HUSD school buildings. Once, these schools receive these needed infrastructure improvements, the remaining projects can shift to the final program of classroom modernization.

The 11 quickstart programs were part of this effort, and the following chart outlines the newly approved direction for the next steps, which will take place in three phases. Mr. Rasmussen also emphasized to the board that while we all have a desire to see every one of these needed projects completed immediately, in order to mitigate market demand and ensure the best quality work with the most efficient use of bond funds, a coordinated phased effort is the best option for the students, teachers, and Hayward community.

 

CLASSROOM REFRESH:
Once completed, the infrastructure projects will provide the framework for the beginning of a $95M budgeted classroom modernization effort for HUSD. In order to begin preparing now to understand the best scenarios for this modernization—including technology, equity, and improved learning environments—Allan Garde introduced a proposal to form a modernization committee, which would include 10 teachers from a variety of grade levels, two site administrators, two educational services administrators, and experts from the bond management team.

Once approved by the board, this committee will provide their feedback and guidance to the board at future workshops as we complete the infrastructure projects and begin the work on modernization.

 

DISTRICT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC):
Following considerable community and board consideration, the bond management team also presented to the Board of Trustees options for final decisions to be made on the PAC. These decisions included the final location for the PAC, number of seats, orchestra pit, and the community room (black box theatre). Following a lengthy discussion, the following direction was adopted by the board:

Location: The District's PAC will move closer to the Mt. Eden High School campus to facilitate the use of the MPR for staging during large events, as well as provide a safer point of access to the building for students and guests.

  • Seating: The PAC will be redesigned from its current 400 seat capacity to a 500 seat capacity option with balcony seating.
  • Orchestra Pit: There will be no change to the current designs which include the orchestra pit. It will be included as planned.
  • Community Room (Black Box Theatre): The resulting changes above will exceed the budgeted amount for the PAC. Therefore, the decision was made to design the building to include the black box theatre as planned, but as an "add-alternate." This means that when the building is constructed, if the additional funds needed to augment the existing budget are not found, the community building can remain unbuilt without affecting the construction of the rest of the PAC. This would not prevent HUSD from completing that part of the project at a later date. However, the final board directive of the evening was to prioritize any remaining or extra funds from other Measure H projects—or other district incomes—towards completing the PAC inclusive of the community room, as planned. Further review will be completed at future workshops.

Overall, it was a productive evening with clear direction provided by the board to the bond team on how to proceed with the projects and direction proposed. This is a significant moment for the Hayward Unified School District community as we move forward to provide students with the best educational environment possible, none of which would have been possible if not for the commitment and investment of the larger Hayward community through the bond programs. For this, the students, teachers, and staff of this district THANK YOU!

 

If you have further questions or comments regarding the Measure H Bond program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 9/20/19




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Dear HUSD Community,

Superintendent Wayne speaks

We are ready and excited to welcome students (from our traditional schools) to the first day of school on Monday, August 26. While our four year-round schools have been in session since late July, we also want to welcome them back to the new school year. 

 

This time of year is always full of excitement as students return to school to greet familiar friends or step onto a school campus for the first time in their young lives. Bus drivers, teachers, crossing guards, nurses, principals, food services staff, and the rest of the school and district support staff are ready to welcome them. 

 

During the summer break, we have been busy making important upgrades to school sites. You may return to the school to see some physical improvements to the school, including roof repairs and new paint. In some cases, critical safety upgrades, such as fire alarms, were completed during this time. Other school communities will notice more drastic changes. We were excited to celebrate the grand opening of Cherryland Elementary on August 20 where 750 students will begin their school year. The demolition of Harder Elementary is also complete and the rebuilding of that school is moving forward. Our high schools are seeing the continued progress of the new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) buildings, which we expect to be completed during this school year. It’s important to note that we’re not done yet. Measure H funds are allowing us to continue improvements to school facilities as we move forward. 

 

As superintendent, I’m particularly proud to be heading into the 2019-20 school year with a three-year strategic plan. Our diverse community of students, families, staff, and community partners put in over 700 hours of evening and weekend work to develop a plan that offers some clear direction for our district. As a result of this process we have developed a new vision statement, mission statement, and four priority areas we want to focus on as an organization. You may go towww.husd.us/strategicplan to learn more about how we plan to address deeper learning practices, promote relationship-centered schools, work towards service excellence, and achieve operational sustainability. 

 

Yesterday, our entire team of certificated staff came together to hear about our strategic plan, get a little inspiration from some incredible students, and reconnect with colleagues. Our HUSD educators—some who have been dedicated educators for over 30 years and others who are just beginning their career at HUSD—are energized and ready to begin the school year.

 

I am also a parent and just dropped my oldest daughter off at college. It was an inspiring, nerve-racking, and ultimately wonderful experience. Our goal is that all HUSD students and families have this opportunity. It is a reminder of the important charge we have as educators. 

 

We are ready to provide a safe and joyful environment that will allow our students to reach their full potential and be proud to be Made in Hayward.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendent

 
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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 8/25/19




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For the 2019-20 school year, registered middle and high school HUSD students who are eligible may receive a free Student Transit Pass – a Youth Clipper card that provides unlimited free access to AC Transit bus services as well as a 50 percent discount on BART trips and youth discounts on other transit systems.


These passes are being distributed as part of the Student Transit Pass Program,
sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC)
and funded through Measure BB, the local transportation sales tax measure. Click below to view more information and print the application. 

 

Quetions? Contact your school office or email studentpass@alamedactc.org.

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 8/23/19




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Dear HUSD Community, [este mensaje se repite en español]

 

You may have heard the recent news reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be planning to conduct major “sweeps” targeting individuals and workplaces across the country. This news has left many families in our community feeling vulnerable and afraid. 

 

While HUSD has no information confirming that any such raids will take place in our area, I want to remind our community that HUSD is a sanctuary district. In December 2016, the Board of Education passed a sanctuary school resolution to address questions and concerns in our community. The resolution ensures that every school site is a safe place for all students and families. It specifically notes that if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE were to visit any of our schools, it would not be able to disrupt school operations. Any request made by ICE must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The district prioritizes ensuring the safety and security of students and staff. 

 

The Hayward City Council also passed their own resolution in June of 2017 declaring Hayward a sanctuary city. It affirms law enforcement policies already in place at the Hayward Police Department whereby officers do not seek to determine the immigration status of people with whom they come in contact with. Officers also do not detain individuals on suspicion of violating immigration laws—or for the purposes of notifying federal immigration officials of potential immigration violations.

 

HUSD is working closely with our local government agencies and with the many community organizations providing support to affected individuals and families. Here are some key facts for you to know:

 

  • If you see or suspect ICE activity in progress, or someone you know is detained, you can call the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, (ACILEP)  24-hour hotline at (510) 241-4011. Please only call this number in an emergency. They can provide trained observers and legal support. 

  • Immigrant families have many rights, resources, and supports, many of which can be found here

  • We encourage families to have a family preparedness plan, to ensure that your children are cared for under any circumstance.

 

HUSD is committed to protecting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status or religious affiliation. It is our duty to ensure that our students receive a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendent

 


 

Estimada comunidad del HUSD,

 

Es posible que haya escuchado las noticias recientes de que el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) podría estar planeando llevar a cabo grandes “redadas” dirigidas a personas y lugares de trabajo en todo el país. Esta noticia ha dejado a muchas familias en nuestra comunidad sintiéndose vulnerables y temerosas. 

 

Mientras que el HUSD no tiene información confirmando que dichas redadas se llevarán a cabo en nuestra área, quiero tomarme la oportunidad para recordarles que el HUSD es un distrito santuario. En diciembre de 2016, la Mesa Directiva aprobó una resolución para abordar preguntas y preocupaciones en nuestra comunidad. La resolución asegura que cada plantel escolar sea un lugar seguro para todos los estudiantes y sus familias. Específicamente, señala que si el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) visitara cualquiera de nuestras escuelas, no podría interrumpir las operaciones de la escuela. Todas las solicitudes de información de ICE deben enviarse a la Oficina del Superintendente. El distrito tiene por prioridad garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. 

 

La Ciudad de Hayward también aprobó su propia resolución en junio de 2017 declarando a Hayward como una ciudad santuario. Afirma las políticas de aplicación de la ley ya establecidas en el Departamento de Policía de Hayward por el cual los oficiales no buscan determinar el estado migratorio de las personas con quienes entran en contacto. Los oficiales tampoco detienen a individuos bajo sospecha de violar las leyes de inmigración, o con el propósito de notificar a las autoridades federales de inmigración sobre posibles violaciones a la ley de inmigración. 

 

El HUSD está trabajando junto con nuestras agencias del gobierno local y con las muchas organizaciones comunitarias que brindan apoyo a las personas y familias afectadas. Aquí hay algunos datos clave que debe saber:

 

  • Si ve o sospecha que cualquier actividad de ICE está en progreso o alguien que usted conoce está detenido, puede llamar a la línea directa de 24 horas de la Alianza Legal y Educativa de Inmigración del Condado de Alameda (ACILEP) al (510) 241-4011. Por favor sólo llame a este número en caso de emergencia. Pueden proporcionar observadores entrenados y apoyo legal.

  • Las familias inmigrantes tienen muchos derechos, recursos y apoyos, muchos de los cuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

  • Alentamos a las familias a tener un plan de preparación familiar para garantizar que sus hijos sean atendidos bajo cualquier circunstancia.

 

El HUSD se compromete a proteger a todos los estudiantes y sus familias, independientemente de su estado migratorio o afiliación religiosa. Es nuestro deber asegurar que nuestros estudiantes reciban una educación pública de alta calidad en un ambiente seguro y enriquecedor. 

 

Atentamente,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendente

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 7/12/19




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students raising their hands

 

 

We have some important news to share with you. Districts across California are moving towards electronic reporting for state tests.  These tests include the CAASPP, which focuses on language arts, math and science; as well as the ELPAC, which allows us to measure English learners' English proficiency. As a parent, you will soon have multiple years of reports at your fingertips. This new process will be quicker, easier, more secure and less costly than printing and mailing reports out. Test reports are available right now through the Parent Portal, accessible on any device connected to the internet. The portal is available through the HUSD website.

 

Soon, we will provide further guidance for families that are not already registered in the portal. If you do not have access to the internet and can't see reports, the Assessment Department will provide a paper copy. Please don't hesitate to write to Dr. Kathryn Singh, Assessment Director, at ksingh@husd.k12.ca.us if you have any questions. You can also call at 510-784-2647. Please leave a message and we’ll call you back.  

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 6/27/19




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The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is entering into Teacher Salary infographiccollective bargaining with its four employee bargaining units: Hayward Education Association (HEA), Association of Educational Office and Technical Employees (AEOTE), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Safeco/M&O, and SEIU Para-YEP. The collective bargaining process allows public school employees to bargain with their school district regarding salary, benefits, and other employment-related issues. Each contract is negotiated separately with the bargaining unit’s respective negotiating team. HUSD, HEA, and AEOTE held public hearings on their initial proposals at the March 27, 2019 school board meeting.

 

On Tuesday, May 28, HUSD and HEA initiated bargaining. HUSD has also met regularly with AEOTE since May 3, 2019. Unlike annual reopener negotiations for which the parties open one to two articles each, successor agreements tend to be three-year agreements that allow more articles to be open for negotiations. For this reason, the negotiations process is expected to extend over a longer period of time than in previous years.

 

HUSD’s Goals

At HUSD we put students and families first. We understand that to better serve our students we need to support the staff who directly serve them. We have the utmost respect for our colleagues who work in our schools, classrooms, and offices. During bargaining, our goal is to demonstrate our commitment to support staff and help them meet our students’ needs while remaining fiscally responsible.  

 

Over the past five years, HUSD has increased salaries by 22.1%, and has maintained the second highest salary for mid-career teachers in Alameda county. We have done this despite the larger funding issues facing school districts across the country because our priority is to recruit and retain high quality staff. California ranks 41st in per student spending and our students and staff deserve a greater commitment to our schools.

 

In addition to increasing staff salaries, we have also shown our commitment to students, teachers, and school staff by reaching agreement with our labor partners on issues such as lowering the K-3 average class size and providing employee dental benefits.

 

Bargaining Overview

The present, three-year collective bargaining agreements between HUSD and HEA, AEOTE, SEIU Safeco/M&O, and SEIU Para-YEP expire on June 30, 2019. In 2016, HUSD's proposal included opening the HEA contract in its entirety. This year, HUSD is taking the same approach of opening the contracts in their entirety to allow maximum flexibility should contract language modifications impact more than one article.

 

Current Status of Negotiations

Negotiations between HUSD and HEA and HUSD and AEOTE will continue with scheduled dates into the month of July. We expect to set similar meeting dates with the SEIU negotiating teams. HUSD looks forward to bringing to the negotiations table our intent to honor our workforce and create a better learning environment for students.

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 5/31/19




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At the May 8th, 2019 board workshop, the HUSD Board of Trustees approved the budget for the District Performing Arts Center (PAC) planned for construction on the grounds of Mt. Eden High School. The Performing Arts Center has been in the planning stages for the last several years, and HUSD Performing Arts Center Meetingwith the board’s support will be moving forward to refine the design so that the construction documents can be prepared and submitted to the Division of State Architect for approval.

 

The PAC will be the districts first-ever, stand-alone building specifically dedicated to the visual and performing arts. The PAC is expected to be a beacon of performance arts creativity, enjoyment, and light for our students and the entire Hayward community. The building will serve the entire district in providing a stage for performances, plays, ceremonies, concerts, art shows, and various other gatherings.

 

With this goal in mind, the HUSD board requested that the district administration re-engage with the HUSD staff and community by presenting the most recent PAC architectural plans and design work for discussion and feedback. To accomplish this, the district will be holding two community engagement sessions on June 6th and June 27th.

 

In these engagement sessions, the community will have an opportunity to hear directly from the PAC’s building architect, HUSD facilities leadership, and the Measure H program management team. Anyone can ask questions, learn more about the planning completed to date, and to provide feedback.

 

If you have an interest in the performing and visual arts in our HUSD school district, have suggestions for balancing the use across all grade levels and schools, or want more information about Measure H, this is your chance to be heard! Please, we invite you to attend these meetings and we look forward to hearing from you.” - Allan Garde - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

 

The meetings will be held at the HUSD District Office (24411 Amador St, Hayward, CA 94544) in the board room. Both sessions will run from 6:30-8:30 PM. All HUSD students, staff and community are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion.

 

If you have questions or comments regarding the PAC or the Measure H Program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

 

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 5/30/19




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nfte finalists

 

Last Friday, at San Jose's Youth Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit, Mt. Eden students from the school's entrepreneurship pathway program secured one of three spots at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship(NFTE) Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for the 2nd year in a row! 

 

Congratulations to DestinEd co-founders Alexsis Garcia, Oscar E. Reyes, and Jason Devara of Mt. Eden High.

 

The championship event, scheduled to be held in New York City on October 16, will determine the top two businesses in the country at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. If you would like to attend the regional event, see the following information:

 

Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

June 4, 2019

City Club of San Francisco

Register Here

Promo Code: NFTE

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 5/16/19




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Measure H Bond Update on the Ongoing Solar Project in the District

solar panels

 

 

In early December of last year, the district shared the news regarding the launch of the solar program. Since that announcement, work has continued across district locations with several schools coming online or close to completion. Some of these facilities include East Avenue Elementary, Strobridge Elementary, Treeview Elementary, and Fairview Elementary. In addition to these four locations, work is ongoing at many of our schools with the process for installing the solar arrays in full swing. By the conclusion of this solar project, there will be a solar installation at nearly every active school within the HUSD.

 

Provided for by the Measure H Bond program, the purpose of these large solar arrays is to provide nearly 100% of the required electricity demand for each of the school sites at which they are installed. This is why you will see larger installations at larger schools, such as our high school and middle school campuses. As a side benefit, the structures provide much-needed shade in parking lots, playgrounds, and common areas where they are placed. They will feature charging stations for electric vehicles, some degree of rain cover, parking lot lighting (where applicable), and are built to be durable and long-lasting.

 

While many locations for the installations were easy to identify and came with natural benefits, others have been a challenge to place. The district is working with the local stakeholders of each school site to try and find the best possible solution for each installation. In some locations the choice of where to place the solar arrays is restricted by underground utilities, shade from trees and structures, perimeter restrictions, and building issues. Nevertheless, district administration is dedicated to finding workable solutions that balance benefit against impacts for all of the projects.

 

Collectively, when completed at planned sites, the savings in annual electricity costs provided for by the solar panel installations will go back into the district’s budget for our schools. Early estimates indicate that this will provide for over $2M in annual savings for the district!

 

This program is helping to provide HUSD students with cleaner electricity, better maintained schools, and a healthier planet!

 

If you have questions or comments regarding the Measure H program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 5/3/19




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On behalf of the board of trustees, the superintendent, and the HUSD leadership team, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all those who participated in the recent facilities survey. We received responses in the thousands, and the information collected will be essential in helping the district make critical decisions on how to best exercise the funds from the Measure H bond program.

 

“While we had a team of experts do an assessment of all our facilities at the beginning of this year, these survey responses provide great validation and elaboration on the specific challenges and issues facing our students, teachers, and parents who frequent these facilities every day. We are so very grateful for the active participation we received in completing these surveys.” - Allan Garde, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

 

This May 8th, 2019, the board of trustees will hold a workshop to consider and review the findings of the expert assessment, survey results, and proposed projects for HUSD facilities under the Measure H bond program. Thank you for your survey participation. We look forward to the continued mission of making HUSD schools an amazing place to learn and grow.

 

If you have questions or comments regarding the Measure H bond program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 4/18/19




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The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is establishing a committee to advise the district and school board, in connection with the development of policies and procedures relating to the sale or lease of the Bidwell property owned by the HUSD.

 

The Bidwell campus closed at the end of the 2017-18 school year and students from that site were relocated to nearby Treeview Elementary School. The Bidwell property was built over 50 years ago and half of the property is currently being maintained by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

 

The new committee will consist of between seven and eleven members who must live in the district and be representative of at least one of the following:

  • The ethnic, age group and socioeconomic composition of the district;
  • The business community, such as store owners, managers or supervisors;
  • Landowners or renters, with preference to be given to representatives of neighborhood associations;
  • Teachers;
  • Administrators;
  • Parent/guardian of students;
  • Persons with expertise in environmental, legal, construction and/or land use planning, including, but not limited to, knowledge of the zoning and other land use restrictions of the City of Hayward and County of Alameda.

Members of the 7-11 Committee can expect to meet two times to complete its review and recommendations to the governing board, with tentative meetings set for February 28 and March 7, 2019.

 

Click HERE to apply

 

For more information, click HERE

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 1/31/19




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Posted by: Michael Pelland
Published: 1/1/19