DINUBA – Teachers, support staff and school administrators from Dinuba Unified School District kicked off the 2023-24 school year Monday morning with acknowledgements, demonstrations of school spirit and a motivational speaker.
Dinuba Unified School District (DUSD) employees gathered at Dinuba High School’s Claud Hebert Field for the annual Superintendent’s Address on Aug. 7. Staff from each school dressed in their school colors and cheered on their coworkers as lists of employee names were read off to welcome new employees into the community, as well as celebrate employees who achieved a tenured status in the last year.
“I love the first day back,” Superintendent Joe Hernandez said. “The energy, the enthusiasm, the band, the T-shirts. … It’s great to be back for another school year.”
At the celebration, Hernandez recognized award-winning teachers, administrators and student organizations.
“We had just a bevy of awards this year; I cannot list them all because there’s literally too many,” he said.
Student learning and school safety will remain DUSD’s top priorities, Hernandez said. He also announced that “barring any unforeseen circumstance,” the new Dinuba High School is on track to open next fall.
“The greatest high school in the world is moving from 340 East Kern St. to 490 West Kamm Ave.,” Hernandez said.