SAN DIMAS/ LA VERNE– Bonita Unified School District’s commitment to family, community and inclusiveness has earned the organization recognition by the Inland News Group as one of 2019’s Top 35 Workplaces in the Inland Empire.

“This is a tremendous honor. Bonita Unified has worked with intention to create a culture of success that embraces our core values of equity, mastery and a focus on results,” Superintendent Carl J. Coles said. “Bonita Unified is a workplace that values each person as much as their position. This award only continues to further our efforts to enhance the work life of our 1100 employees. Our employees are the heart and soul of Bonita Unified and the reason that we have seen so much improvement in student achievement.”

The Inland News Group surveyed more than 800 organizations and 30,000 employees about workplace culture, asking if their jobs exceeded expectations, if they would recommend their workplace to potential employees, why they love their jobs and how their employer could improve the workplace environment.

The surveys, which were administered by Inland News Group partner Energage, were distributed to all 13 Bonita Unified schools and the district office. More than 600 employees responded, generating 1,200 comments.

The comments paint a picture of positive culture at Bonita, with faculty and staff relishing the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and help them realize their potential, the camaraderie of co-workers and being rewarded for good work.

“We are extremely proud that Bonita has been recognized for its positive and nurturing workplace environment,” Bonita Unified Teachers Association President Nicole Grant said. “On behalf of our members, we greatly appreciate the support and cooperation we receive from the District, which allows us to focus on our goals of supporting equity and high achievement for every student.”

“We are deeply appreciative of receiving this honor, which speaks to the devotion Bonita classified employees bring to their jobs every day,” California School Employees Association Bonita Chapter President Don Roberts said. “We would like to thank our colleagues, community, and PTA’s for their ongoing support. Bonita is truly a great place to work.”