Rowland Unified School District

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RUSD Board of Education Completes Masters in Governance Program

RUSD Board Recognized at
Annual CSBA Conference December 4
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – DECEMBER 3, 2008 – Rowland Unified Superintendent Dr. Maria Ott is pleased to congratulate the District’s entire team of Board of Education members for their completion of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance Program. Members Gloria Burt, Heidi L. Gallegos, Gilbert G. García, Ph.D., Robert F. Hidalgo and Judy Nieh will be recognized for their achievement at the CSBA Annual Education Conference on December 4. There are 22 school districts in California that will be honored at the reception that is from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, and is sponsored by Boeing.
            “We are very proud to have such a dedicated and hard-working board,” said Ott. “Completing this governance leadership program by CSBA reflects the high standards set by our Board.”
            The Masters in Governance Program consists of 60 hours of instruction and participation in nine courses that discuss policy and judicial review, foundations of effective governance, student learning and achievement, human resources, school finance, collective bargaining, governance integration, setting direction and community relations and advocacy.
            “The courses helped me to be a more informed advocate for Rowland students and better understand the intricacies of school governance,” said Rowland Board Vice President, Robert Hidalgo.
            In July, the Rowland Unified Board of Education approved a new Strategic Plan for the District, that includes the following new mission:
The mission of the Rowland Unified School District, the progressive international community united in learning, is to empower students so that each actualizes his or her unique potential and responsibly contributes to a global society, through a system distinguished by rigorous academics, innovative use of technology, creative exploration, and nurturing learning experiences.
            The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 17,500 students at 23 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit 
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