December 18, 2014
Dear Stockton Unified Staff,
I want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday. I hope you are able to take a break and spend time with your family and loved ones over the next couple of weeks.
I also want to express my appreciation for all you do. We worked very hard this year despite some challenges. But we had some terrific successes: This was in fact a banner year for student engagement, thanks to you. SUSD’s graduation rate reached 83.1 percent in 2013 and a stunning 85 percent in 2014. This is the highest graduation rate this district has seen in decades.