IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker Spells Out District Success at Greater Irvine Chamber
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Terry Walker, superintendent of schools for the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD)—one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation—brought business and community leaders up to date on the District’s initiatives and plans for the future during the September Greater Irvine Chamber’sGovernment Affairs Committee meeting.
Walker detailed ways in which IUSD is ensuring a rich, sustainable learning environment for college- and career-ready students through the use of technology across its campuses, dedication to mental health best practices, and a commitment to modernizing the District's facilities through the passage of Measure E, a school facilities improvement measure passed by Irvine voters in June 2016.
Walker expressed enthusiasm for the community partnerships IUSD has built, stating that together with partners, “we have done a great job supporting our schools, and supporting legislation that supports our schools.”
IUSD is home to nationally-recognized schools; student performance well-above state and national comparisons; and comprehensive programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. Established in 1972, IUSD educates a diverse population of more than 35,000TK-12 students in 24 elementary schools, one early childhood learning center, four K-8 schools, six middle schools, five comprehensive high schools, and one continuation high school.
Legislative status reports were presented during the meeting by representatives from the offices of Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, State SenatorDianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Katie Porter, State Assemblyman Steven Choi, and State Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris.
District Director Scott Voigts of Orange County Supervisor Wagner’s office recognized Walker at the meeting for his commitment to providing high-quality education in Irvine.
For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.
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