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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Bishop Unified School District! Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn more about our school district. As you navigate through the pages which describe and provide information about our schools, our instructional programs, student services, extra-curricular activities, and other district opportunities, you will discover that we are a district committed to our mission and purpose of providing quality educational opportunities for all students.

We are a district focused on academic excellence. We are blessed with a dedicated, caring and compassionate faculty committed to teaching and learning. Our support staff is comprised of individuals with knowledge and expertise who are always available to serve as needed. Our district administration is a group of highly skilled professional educators who work diligently to remove all obstacles which prevent students and staff from maximizing their potential. Each of these groups is fully supported by a five member Board of Trustees elected by our community. Together we have one goal, to ensure the continuous improvement in academic achievement for all.

Parents, community and area businesses are unanimous in their support of Bishop Schools. Their commitment to fund raising, volunteer activities, involvement in schools and involvement in the lives of students, plays a significant role in student success. We believe in educating the whole child by providing an instructional program that is rigorous, experiential, meaningful, and aligned with State Standards. Additionally, the District provides specialized programs that meet the needs of our gifted and talented students, special needs students and students in a variety of alternative educational programs.

In our long-standing tradition of excellence, we maintain our commitment to students, parents, community members, and staff to provide the best educational experience possible. We renew this commitment yearly in hopes that together, we will continue to improve our effectiveness in educating the students of today, providing them with a solid educational foundation that will serve them well as they become productive citizens of tomorrow. Your involvement and commitment to our students is essential. Again, thank you for your interest in learning more about the Bishop Unified School District.

Barry D. Simpson