Conejo Valley Unified Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Honors
Three secondary schools in the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) were named Gold Ribbon Schools on Tuesday by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. The CVUSD schools that were honored included Colina Middle School, Redwood Middle School and Westlake High School. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and a positive school environment.
Dr. Ann Bonitatibus, CVUSD’s Superintendent, expressed appreciation for the outstanding administrators and teachers in the district who contributed to these wins by successfully implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. “We are extremely proud of our schools’ accomplishments. They have successfully implemented standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to optimizing learning for all students. Our schools stand as models for others throughout the state.”
This year, 275 middle schools and high schools were named Gold Ribbon School Award winners by the California Department of Education out of 477 applicants. In 2016, the award focused on elementary schools, and honored five of Conejo Valley Unified District’s elementary schools.
Additional information about the Gold Ribbon Schools Award, as well as a full list of recipients throughout the state is available online.