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Mission Statement

The Mission of CUSD is to provide a safe, student-centered, high quality education to ALL students. 

Vision Statement

To provide, in cooperation with our families, an excellent, well-balanced education where students gain skills necessary for success in an ever-changing world. 


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New Burchfield Primary School Principal Named

Mr. Jesse Rodriguez has accepted the Principal position at BPS.  The district had sixteen applicants for the position, and narrowed the field to six for interviews.  "We had a very strong group of candidates, which was surprising given the late date" said Superintendent Dwayne Newman. "I'm pleased and excited that Mr. Rodriguez was the successful applicant" he added.


Mr. Rodriguez has over two decades of elementary teaching experience.  He will take over for outgoing Principal Mrs. Clair Toth who accepted a position with the Sutter County Office of Education.  


A more extensive biography of Mr. Rodriguez will be posted.  Check back soon. 

CHS Parents can Help with District Funding

CUSD recently calculated that the district loses out on $70,000 each year.  The loss results from a lack of Free Lunch Applications being completed at the High School.


The state’s public school funding formula ties school revenue to the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced priced meals.  Each year about 75% of the students at BPS and EMS are found to be eligible for the federal program.  However, because many parents of CHS students decide not to fill out the application, the CHS eligibility averages closer to 55%.  CUSD Chief Business Official, Sheryl Parker, estimates that 20% difference will cost the district about $70,000 during the 17/18 school year. 


Facts about the Free and Reduced Price Meals (FRPM) Program:

  • Eligibility depends on family income.  However the income limit amount changes each year, so parents should apply each year.
  • Applying for the program does not mean the student must eat school lunch.
  • It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out the application.  
  • Who applies and whether the application is approved is highly confidential information.  Only the student and their family know if they are eligible.  At the point of sale, FRPM eligible students are not treated any differently than students paying full price for the meal. 
  • The CHS cafeteria currently serves over 80% “scratch cooked” meals; very little pre-packaged food is offered.  Delicious, healthy food and a salad bar are options for students each day.  
  • The CHS cafeteria is undergoing remodeling this summer.  Nutrition Services Director Leasa Hill says,  " Students at CHS should expect cutting edge service and next level entrees will soon be available at CHS.  Parents should apply so their students don't miss out." 


Applications are being mailed to every family in the district. Everyone is encouraged to apply.  The guidelines for eligibility change, therefore some families who were not eligible in the past may be eligible this year.  It is important for all parents to fill out the application, and particularly so for parents of CHS students.  The additional funding may be used for computers, textbooks, classroom supplies – anything the students need. 


A few minutes of your time will help fund additional educational opportunities for all our students.


Thank you

Board Approves Local Control Accountability Plan

Click here for the approved 2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan.  This is the District's strategic plan for the next three years. It will guide efforts towards improvement, provide transparency, and insure spending is aligned with priorities. 

District Office Summer Hours

The District Office will be open daily Monday - Thursday between the hours of 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM and on Friday's by appointment only. 


BPS playground gates will be OPEN AS USUAL.   The area had been closed and locked until the District determined the extent of a sinkhole which appeared near the kindergarten building.  Crews have fixed the sinkhole and the pavement as well.  Playground gates will be unlocked to open the area to public use. 


Thank you for your cooperation. 


Colusa High School Graduation 2017

RiverHawks Graduation Ceremony - June 1st, 2017

CAHS & Home School Graduation Ceremony - May 31st, 2017

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