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Superintendent's Message

Dear ABC Community,
It is with great honor and privilege to serve as the Superintendent of ABC Unified School District. ABC Unified School District is comprised of ten preschools, 30 schools and serves over 21,000 (K-12) ethnically diverse students in the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, and portions of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Norwalk.  Our Adult School serves an additional 10,000 adult learners in the region.
As Superintendent of this award winning District, I am honored to be a part of its rich history of academic achievement and innovative partnerships. The District continues its commitment to raise student achievement with a dedicated Board of Education, dynamic staff, engaged parents, and hardworking students. Our strong collaborative partnerships with our employee organizations, local businesses, PTA, ABC Education Foundation, colleges, and civic groups help to advance our mission.
The mission of ABC Unified School District is to develop a community of lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and responsible individuals by providing innovative and high quality educational programs in a safe and supportive environment.
The District offers an array of educational options for students and families to participate in. This includes thematic magnet schools, a dual language immersion program, STEM (Science Technology Engineering) Program at both the elementary and secondary levels, an IB World School, bi-literacy programs, international exchange programs, and visual performing arts at every level.
We are very honored to have been recognized for our numerous National Blue Ribbon School Awards, California Distinguished Schools, CA Gold Ribbon Schools, Schools to Watch/National Model Middle Schools, Golden Bell Awards from the California School Boards Association, and Grand Prize Magna Award from the National School Boards Association. In 2017-2018, our District was one of 24 school districts to be selected as an Honor Roll District in California.
The District maintains a sharp focus on teaching and learning to ensure that “every student, in every classroom, every day” is provided a world class education.
Dr. Mary Sieu
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News & Announcements

Response to Charges at the October 2, 2018 Board Meeting

The ABC Unified School District takes very seriously any concerns raised about unprofessional or inappropriate conduct by employees and treats the safety and security of the educational and working environments among its most important goals. When claims of improper conduct by employees are brought to the District’s attention, the District seeks to eliminate the unwelcome and inappropriate behavior and to protect the targeted person and others from repeated harassment. To do this, the District investigates the alleged behavior, evaluates whether a disciplinary response is warranted, and if so, the appropriate level of discipline. The District also reports information to law enforcement as required by law and cooperates fully in any investigation that law enforcement may conduct. Allegations of improper conduct by a substitute paraeducator were brought to the District less than three weeks ago; these same protocols were followed. The District concluded its investigation within a week and took appropriate corrective action based on its findings. The individual is no longer employed by the District. During this time, the District also fully cooperated with local law enforcement, and will continue to do so. The District is prohibited from disclosing confidential personnel and pupil information, therefore no further information will be provided to the public in order to preserve the rights and privacy of the parties involved.

Response to Charges at the October 2, 2018 Board Meeting -Spanish

El Distrito Escolar Unificado ABC toma muy en serio cualquier preocupación planteada sobre cualquier conducta inapropiada o en contra a la ética profesional de sus empleados y trata la protección y la seguridad de los lugares educativos y de trabajo como uno de sus objetivos más importantes.  Cuando el Distrito recibe denuncias de conducta inapropiada por sus empleados, el Distrito procura eliminar el comportamiento indeseable e inapropiado y proteger tanto a la persona en cuestión, como a otros, de continuar siendo expuestos a dicho comportamiento. Para lograr esto, el Distrito investiga la presunta conducta, evalúa si una acción disciplinaria es justificada, y si es así, determina el nivel apropiado de dicha acción disciplinaria. El Distrito también reporta información a las autoridades según sea requerido por la ley y coopera plenamente con cualquier investigación que las autoridades puedan conducir.   Denuncias de comportamiento inapropiado por un auxiliar educativo suplente fueron presentadas al Distrito hace menos de tres semanas; los protocolos antes mencionados fueron puestos en práctica. El Distrito concluyó su investigación dentro de una semana y tomó la acción correctiva apropiada basada en los resultados de dicha investigación. El individuo ya no es empleado del Distrito. Durante este tiempo, el Distrito también cooperó plenamente con las autoridades locales, y continuará haciéndolo.  El Distrito tiene prohibido divulgar información confidencial de sus empleados y alumnos, por lo tanto, para preservar los derechos y la privacidad de los involucrados, no se proveerá más información al público sobre este asunto.

Public Hearing Notice-Instructional Materials Compliance

A Public Hearing will be held at the ABC Unified School District Office on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. as part of the School Board Meeting. The location of the Public Hearing is in the Boardroom at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, California. The Public Hearing is held in compliance with State guidelines to determine the adequacy of instructional materials in the District.

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At a Glance

  • 98% Graduation Rate
  • 30 Schools
  • 97% Attendance Rate
  • 18 CA Distinguished School Awards
  • 5 Schools to Watch
  • award17 Gold Ribbon Schools