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Key to the District Archive

  • 2022-2023 School Year

  • 2021-2022 School Year

  • 2019-2020 School Year

  • 2018-2019 School Year

  • 2017-2018 School Year

  • 2016-2017 School Year

  • 2015-2016 School Year

  • 2014-2015 School Year

  • 2013-2014 School Year

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  • 2011-2012 School Year

  • 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.

2023-2024 School Year

  • Ofeila Fitzpatrick Key to the District photo with Board Vice President Mr. Edgar Montes

    Ms. Ofeila Fitzpatrick, Program Specialist in Expanded Learning Programs
    Presented by Board Vice President, Mr. Edgar Montes
    Wednesday, May 8, 2024

    A pictured of Mrs. Marianna Gayton receiving the Key to the District from Board Clerk Mrs. Evelyn P. Dominguez

    Mrs. Marianna Gayton, Jehue Middle School teacher
    Presented by Board Clerk, Mrs. Evelyn P. Dominguez
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Nadine Johnson Franklin earns the Key to the District

    Mrs. Nadine Johnson Franklin, a retired secretary who worked in the RUSD for 23 years
    Presented by Board Member Mrs. Stephanie E. Lewis 
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Mrs. Gloria Macias Harrison receives the Key to the District

    Mrs. Gloria Macias Harrison, Inland Empire Community Newspaper group founder & San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
    Presented by Board Clerk Mr. Joseph W. Martinez
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023