Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Sarah Koligan

A Message from Our Superintendent

Tony RodriguezOn behalf of the governing board and the outstanding staff of the Tulare Joint Union High School District, I welcome you. I would like to take this time to give thanks to all those that made my first year as superintendent an exciting and great year. I am excited to begin my second year as superintendent.   

As superintendent, it is my pleasure to serve a district that has a rich history and tradition of excellence and continuous improvement along with a commitment to the success of every student. We are committed to the vision and mission that our governing board has established:

Vision:

Our students will have the 21st century skills and knowledge through meaningful and relevant learning opportunities to empower them to productively contribute to a global society.

Mission:

Our mission is to empower all students to graduate with college, career, and life-readiness skills.

An exciting change this coming 2018-2019 school year is the implementation of the new 4x4 schedule at all of our comprehensive schools. This will give our students so many new opportunities such as being able to take more electives and having more academic support. 

Some other exciting things this coming year are:

  • All 9th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT at no cost to the student in October.
  • We will once again be 1:1 with Chromebooks. Seniors who paid their lease fee their junior year and the current year, will not have to turn in their Chromebooks at the end of the year.
  • The district has received a 4 year grant from Sprint to provide 600 hot spots to qualifying students.
  • The district will be going back to late start Fridays every week in 2018-19.

Additionally, as we begin the new school year, let me assure you that the safety and well-being of every student on every campus is our number one priority and we will continue our efforts to make sure our sites remain safe and secure. 

I look forward to this coming school year, as I continue the journey with our team in developing our students’ 21st century skills and preparing them to be ready for college and career.