About the Superintendent
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Chris Evans, Superintendent
Bill Young, Deputy Superintendent
Beginning his seventh year at Natomas Unified, Supt. Chris Evans oversees a growing, diverse district of 15,000 students located several miles north of the Capitol. Since his arrival, NUSD has received World School Authorization for its International Baccalaureate Diploma, Primary and Middle Years Programmes. The district also has been selected to offer the AP Capstone Diploma program at Natomas High; has seen Two Rivers Elementary chosen as a Caifornia Distinguished School by the state Department of Education; and has won two national awards from the College Board for providing rigorous academic opportunities to underrepresented students. NUSD is committed to providing students with numerous college and career readiness options, ranging from Culinary Arts/Hospitality to Robotics, Engineering, Visual Arts, Business/Marketing, Broadcasting, and a pathway to Health-care careers. Mr. Evans’ Sacramento roots extend back to his college days, when he attended CSU Sacramento. A Natomas resident, the superintendent is the proud father of a recent NUSD graduate, a past NUSD graduate, and a student currently attending a district school.
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Message From the Superintendent
Much has been accomplished since classes began in August, and I’m grateful to our dedicated staff for the difference they make in our schools and in kids’ lives every day. The following are just a few of NUSD’s highlights thus far in 2018-19.
The good news began even before the school year began, when we created a new Transitional Kindergarten class at Heron School and we learned from state data that NUSD had the highest graduation rate in Sacramento County and topped California’s state average by 10 percentage points.
Since last summer, Natomas Unified has:
•Received widespread community support through passage of Measure L, which will provide $172 million in long-term school bonds to handle our most current urgent facility needs and grow with the community in years ahead.
•Completed the largest one-time delivery of Chromebooks into our schools in district history, more than 2,400 additional computers, marking a key component of a new $1.2 million technology plan approved by the Board of Trustees.
•Undertaken a multimillion-dollar renovation of Jefferson School classrooms, main office, library, and quad areas.
•Learned from state CAASPP testing that the percentage of NUSD students who met or exceeded state academic standards rose last year in both Math and English within schools overseen by School Leadership and Support (SLS).
•Found that our English Learners outperformed their peers statewide and countywide – by large margins last year – in proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English in state testing.
•Launched an innovative program designed to ease the digital divide by paying for up to 1,000 families who currently lack the internet to receive it free for one year, thus expanding their online learning opportunities.
•Formed a Joint Leadership Team with classified staff leaders to resolve issues together, and teamed with the Natomas Teachers Association to create collaborative committees on matters ranging from elementary report cards to Special Education programs, professional development courses, Professional Development Day, instructional operations, and K-8 school conversions.
We’re honored to serve the Natomas community by preparing students for college and career. There’s a lot left to accomplish in 2018-19, and we look forward to continued success in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your support of NUSD schools.
Superintendent Chris Evans