On the BUSD News tab, a list of frequently asked questions are being answered based on the most current information we have to help parents make a decision about sending their child(dren) back to in-person instruction. We understand that COVID-19 has impacted all of us differently. If you have additional questions, please contact your Principal as they are working directly with the District to best meet the needs of our families.
Congratulations to Las Flores Home Education and Independent Study Academy for receiving a full six year WASC Accreditation. Bellflower Unified is proud to announce that seven of our schools have been named to the 2019-2020 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. Academic achievement is based solely on State academic test results. Bellflower High, Mayfair High, Esther Lindstrom, Stephen Foster, Intensive Learning Center, and Albert Baxter were recognized at the Star level and Las Flores Home Education Independent Study Academy was recognized at the Star and STEM level. Star level recognizes schools with greater than, or equal to, 33 percent of students designated as socioeconomically disadvantaged that are high performing and are reducing achievement gaps while STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) level recognizes a subset of the Honor Roll schools that have both high-percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement. Bellflower Unified is proud of these schools and their dedication to Bellflower Unified School District’s vision of building futures for our students.
I know there is concern that BUSD is in financial distress. This is not the case. The District prevailed today against LACOE's action for immediate intervention. The Courts denied all relief requested by the County. The District is allowed to continue to operate as a fiscally independent District, the District will continue to provide fiscal information in the manner that it has in the past and was approved under fiscal independence, the District is not required to allow the fiscal advisor into BUSD and the District is able to continue to pay all of its financial obligations. The court has allowed the County an opportunity to amend their complaint, but as of today, BUSD has prevailed on all counts. This is only round one, of what will be a long process there are still other legal actions before the Court. For those that believe this is a waste of taxpayers money, it is. The County is using your money to go after BUSD, and BUSD is having to defend itself from the County’s false claims. This is a money grab by the County. As always, BUSD is in an extremely strong financial position, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education knows this.
Karen Pack is an outstanding member of our classified team. Karen is an original Woodruff Wolf! She started as a kindergarten student at Woodruff 60 years ago! She has been an Instructional Assistant at Woodruff Elementary for over two decades. She goes above and beyond with every task and every student. Her happy place is at Woodruff contributing to the school environment in every possible way. Karen’s nickname is the energizer bunny and her enthusiasm is contagious to all that cross her path. She excels in motivating and engaging individual students or groups to achieve and surpass the learning objectives. There is a genuine care for each student that crosses her path. Karen is dedicated to helping BUSD build futures for our students.
Good Afternoon BUSD Families, Bellflower Unified School District is interested in your feedback regarding the draft 2020-2021 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. This plan describes the District’s planning process for how student learning will be addressed during the COVID -19 crisis this year. We encourage you to visit the BUSD website under the “Our District” tab where you can review a draft of the plan. There will be a public hearing on this item Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at a Special Meeting of the Board of Education. Anyone wishing to give input to the plan, may attend the Special Meeting, or provide input to be read into the record via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For email input to be read into the record, it must be received by 12:00 pm on September 23, 2020. Emails must include your name and address and must not exceed 400 words in order to adhere to the three minute public comment Board Policy. We look forward to your participation and input. English Call 855-256-0402. Enter 68015 on your telephone keypad TEXT A “News Item” has been posted on the BUSD website about the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.
Wendy Sparks is currently a Math TOSA at Baxter Elementary. In this role she has moved Baxter’s intervention program from a pull out program to a co-teaching model where students are supported in the classroom by two teachers and benefit from working with on track peers. Wendy Sparks is a consummate professional with a growth mindset. She is driven to improve her individual craft and the instructional program for students at Baxter and in the Bellflower Unified School District. She actively seeks out professional development that is based on the needs of students. She is a key member of many District instructional leadership groups, including, the Assessment team, and the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team and a mentor for new teachers through our Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you for all of her work for the students of BUSD and Baxter Elementary.
First & Last Day of School
2020-2021 School Year
- The first day of school will be on August 18, 2020.
- The last day of school will be on June 4, 2021.
- For additional dates and events please view the calendars below.
BUSD Important Dates
There will be no school on the dates listed below.
November 23-27, 2020- Thanksgiving Break
December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Christmas Break
April 2 - 9, 2021 - Easter Break