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Key to the District Archive

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  • 2012-2013 School Year

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  • 2010-2011 School Year

  • The Key

    The Rialto Unified School District's "Key to the District" is an annual recognition from the Board of Education that was established in the 2008-2009 school year. Each sitting Board of Education Member is given an opportunity to award one 8x11 golden plaque Key, per school year, to an individual or a group. The awardee's information is to be added on the public agenda of the school board meeting and publicly presented and promoted at a televised RUSD school board meeting.

    The Criteria

    The Key to the District is the highest annual recognition/accolade by a sitting Board of Education Member, within the RUSD. This recognition is presented to an individual (staff member, parent advocate and/or community group advocating for student success). In 2017, with the District's introduction and adoption of the Strategic Plan, the main criteria for recipients of the Key to the District evolved to embody the Body, Soul, and Spirit concept in holistically supporting students, RUSD families, and staff. The prestigious award is bestowed to five recipients each year at an RUSD School Board of Education school board meeting with proper marketing and promotion that follows. Additionally, a perpetual plaque can be viewed at the front of the District's Dr. Kazalunas Education Center, and each RUSD Key to the District recipient's pictures are posted on the District's website. It is requested that each Board Member (trustee) select the recipient based on the criteria that the honoree has at least made a five (5) year contribution to RUSD students, families and staff. It is discouraged to honor a board member's family or close friend who may not have a direct impact on student success.

2022-2023 School Year

  • Beth Curtiss Key to the District

    Mrs. Beth Curtiss, Lead Academic Agent: Elementary Innovation
    Presented by Board Member Mrs. Nancy G. O'Kelley 
    Wednesday, May 24, 2023  

    Mr. Alfonso Real earns Key to the District

    Mr. Alfonso Real, Garcia Elementary School Crossing Guard
    Presented by Board Member Mrs. Evelyn P. Dominguez 
    Wednesday, April 19, 2023  

    Nutrition Services receives the Key to the District

    RUSD Nutrition Services 
    Presented by Board Member Mr. Edgar Montes 
    Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Inland Empire Children's Book Project receives the Key to the District

    Inland Empire Children's Book Project 
    Presented by Board President Mrs. Stephanie E. Lewis 
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023

    RUSD Transportation Services Key to the District 

    RUSD Transportation Services 
    Presented by Board Member Ms. Dina Walker 
    Wednesday, December 14, 2022  

    Aramando Urteaga Key to the District

    Mr. Armando Urteaga, Kolb Middle School Principal 
    Presented by Board Member Ms. Dina Walker
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022   

    Derek Harris Key to the District Photo

    Mr. Derek Harris, RUSD Lead Risk Management and Transportation Agent 
    Presented by Board Clerk Mrs. Nancy G. O'Kelley
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022