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  • Welcome to the Redlands Unified School District Website!

    The Redlands Unified School District, as a unifying agent of several unique communities rich in local history, culture, and tradition, is committed to preparing students to become productive participants in a diverse, multi-cultural, democratic society through quality education, high expectations, flexible programs and innovative partnerships. Our students will be empowered with the knowledge and commitment necessary to confront the challenges of our changing world, as they become the leaders of the 21st century.


    Peachjar Announcement

    Redlands Unified School District is proud to announce that the district is using a new digital flyer service called "Peachjar." Traditional backpack flyers from our schools are going digital and will be delivered straight to our parent's inbox, they'll be on our website and on our FREE RUSD App.

    Please visit www.redlandsusd.net/peachjar for more information on our new e-flyers. RUSD families, please contact your school(s) to update your email addresses if you'd like your student's flyers delivered straight to your emails. Flyers are available by clicking the Peachjar button on the left side menu of our website and will be available on our FREE Redlands USD app.

    Community Organizations and Enrichment Providers, ask us how you can upload your flyers at peachjar@redlands.k12.ca.us.


    First grade students from Kingsbury Elementary were specially invited to the Burrage Mansion Flagpole Dedication. Just as Miss Mary Fackler's first grade students from Kingsbury did in the late 1800s, watch as our Redlands Unified School District students recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • Redlands Unified School District Board adopts new professional adult/student boundary policy

    November 13, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-13-11-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – The Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Trustees took action to adopt a new policy aimed to provide all staff, students, volunteers and community members with information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting children from inappropriate conduct, increase their capacity to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and report suspicions or violations to the proper authorities.

    “Redlands Unified is taking the lead by adopting a new board policy tonight that clarifies professional boundaries and unacceptable conduct by employees and implements stringent consequences for violating these standards,” said Jim O’Neill, RUSD Board President.

    As outlined in the RUSD 2025 vision, the commitment to ensure “Learning in Safe and Secure Environments” requires the Board to continually review, analyze and enhance school safety protocols and procedures.

    This new policy – BP 4019.1 Professional Adult/Student Boundaries, helps outline and identify:

    • General professional standards employees are expected to maintain with students
    • Appearances of impropriety (initial grooming behaviors)
    • Boundary blurring violations
    • Serious misconduct
    • Duty to report
    • Progressive discipline

    “It will take more than our administrators, teachers, employees and students watching for danger signs,” said O’Neill. “If anyone sees, hears about or senses something that is not right between a student and an employee, they should feel safe to immediately report it so that intervention can occur.”

    Report suspected child abuse or neglect to the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services 24-hour hotline, 1 (800) 827-8724.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

    For a PDF version of this press release, please click here.

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  • Redlands Unified School District announces arrest of former employee

    November 9, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-08-11-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Thursday, November 09, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 

    REDLANDS, Calif. – The Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) received notice of the arrest of former employee, Joel Koonce, stemming from allegations of sexual abuse.

    As part of the District’s uniform hiring practices, the fingerprints of Mr. Koonce were cleared through the Department of Justice and reference checks were conducted prior to his hire date in September of 2016. His tenure at RUSD concluded in November of 2017 while he was still a probationary employee.

    In October of 2017, a mandated report was made against Mr. Koonce to both Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Redlands Police Department (RPD) by another employee. He was subsequently placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

    Based on the totality of concerns, the District determined that there was a loss of confidence in him as a teacher and therefore, chose to act swiftly by exercising its right not to re-elect Mr. Koonce for the following school year.

    In the abundance of caution, the District took further steps to submit notice to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) in November of 2017.

    In light of information that continued to surface beyond Mr. Koonce’s tenure with the District, mandated reports were filed by District employees with CPS and the RPD in July of 2018 and as recently as October of 2018.

    While the investigation of Mr. Koonce is active and ongoing, RUSD is imploring anyone who may have information to contact Detective Elyzabeth Green at (909) 335-4714.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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