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Joseph W Martinez, legacy under construction

It takes at least three votes to take action on any item. Most of the following was accomplished with unanimous support from the board.

Here are my core values that drive my vision for making the RUSD a leader in education.

If there is a better way to accomplish something, if there are better resources; I want them for our students.

We need to move towards the customer service model. In addition to the core classes, English and math, we must be prepared to offer a student: What they want to learn, when they are ready to learn it, 24-7-365, and where they are available to learn. That is why we are offering virtual (online computer) classes.

As a school board member, it is important for me to consider all my accomplishments. Here is a partial listing of my legacy.


Nancy Kordyak ES, named after a beloved teacher, administrator, and friend of Rialto USD.

Cesar Chavez/ Dolores Huerta Center for Education, re-purpose, remodel, upgrade, rename.

Engineering wing at the Chavez Huerta Center for Education.

Culinary Institute wing at the Chavez Huerta Center for Education.

Professional Development Center, at the Chavez Huerta Center for Education.

Expand Adult Education.

Add to the ROP class list.

Virtual High School, online classes.

Robotics and STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Jobs of the future.

Dr. John R. Kazalunas Ed Center, renamed.

Martin Luther King essay contest was continued. Almost discontinued due to funding.

Cesar Chavez Essay contest, added to MLK essay contest.

Update the RUSD Mission, Vision and Core Values Statements.

Performance based budgeting. Justify any expense prior to funding.

Review all contractors using performance based budgeting.

Upgrade computer network.

Policy to upgrade computers on a 3 year rotational basis. Paid from district General Fund, not campus funds.

Add wireless connectivity to schools.

Move towards 100% digital textbooks.

Smart devices (BYOD bring your own device), move towards a computer for every student.

Digital 21st century class rooms. Move towards new digital computerized classroom model.

Digital signage to keep our community informed.

Tiger Tech, Cisco trained Digital Media course.

Cisco TelePresence room at Rialto Middle School.

Cisco training and technology to prepare students for jobs out of high school.

Will add Cisco TelePresence room at Rialto High, and Chavez Huerta Center for Education.

Virtual field trips using Cisco TelePresence.

Summer Feeding Program.

Saturday attendance recovery program and student enrichment program.

Update and upgrade the district website.

Measure Y Bond initiative.

Remodel all campuses.

Eisenhower HS, build new classrooms replacing portables.

Eisenhower HS, add air conditioning to the gym.

Upgrade district attendance software so parents can access student information from home.

Online parent attendance and grade check.

Student Board member scholarship.