MVUSD Awarded California Exemplary District
Alta Murrieta, Buchanan and E. Hale Curran received the Distinguished School Award because of their performance and progress on test scores, suspension rates, and English learner progress. Distinguished schools represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, “These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” Torlakson said. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”
The California Distinguished School award program returned after a three-year break and California Department of Education added the Exemplary District Award. Each County Office of Education in the state nominated one district in their county as a California Exemplary District Awardee for 2018.
This is the fourth Distinguished School Award for Alta Murrieta and E. Hale Curran and the third for Buchanan Elementary. Elementary, middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years.