CITY OF INDUSTRY – Hacienda La Puente Unified School District delivered a detailed presentation showcasing the District’s success in implementing the 2021-22 theme of “Learning Forward-Building Bolder” during the 2022 State of the District, held virtually on Jan. 20.

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, the scheduled in-person events were replaced with an in-depth video presentation by Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez, which was showcased on the District’s YouTube channel. The presentation included an overview of student, staff and District successes, facilities and budget updates, the expansion of socio-emotional growth systems and an outline on District programs.

“While our District was excited to celebrate our accomplishments in-person, the safety of our students, staff and greater community remains our top priority,” Jiménez said. “This year’s State of the District exemplifies our efforts to expand our curriculum, inspire our students through innovative programs and share future plans with our District community.”

The District’s 2021-22 theme, “Learning Forward-Building Bolder,” was emphasized throughout the presentation as Jiménez recognized academic achievements, the expansion of adult and special education curriculum, career technical education programs and the announcement of William Workman High School’s Early College Program, set to launch in fall 2022.

Throughout the presentation, Jiménez recognized numerous programs that help foster student success and enrichment opportunities including, Dual Language Immersion, Speech and Debate, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Makerspace and Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM).

“The State of the District is a special opportunity that bring the community together and provides a recap of the District’s accomplishments,” Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. “This year’s theme helped pave the way for our 2021-22 successes, and we look forward to continuing to build a brighter and bolder future for our students in 2022.”

At the end of the virtual event, the District premiered its showcase video that gave viewers a comprehensive look at the programs within the District, shared student and staff testimonials and celebrated Hacienda La Puente Unified’s achievements throughout the school year.

“I would like to thank our teachers, staff, administrators and the Board of Education for their dedication to our students throughout this challenging yet rewarding year,” Jiménez said. “Lastly, thank you to our students, families and Hacienda La Puente Community for their unwavering support and I look forward to a safe and successful 2022.”