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Covina-Valley Unified School District Updates Trustee Boundary Maps, Seeks Community Input
COVINA and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent – Covina-Valley Unified School District held two meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Feb. 7 to evaluate the 2020 U.S. Census data and discuss updates to its trustee area boundary maps.
On Jan. 18 at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Covina-Valley Unified Board of Education and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent heard a presentation on the redistricting process and examine adjusted map scenarios that maintain population balance between the trustee areas.
The Board of Education then facilitated a public hearing at 7 p.m. during their regular board meeting on Feb. 7 at the Dr. Mary Hanes Professional Development Center, located at 220 W. Puente St., Covina, to receive community input on the draft map scenarios. The public was encouraged to attend the hearing and submit comments by completing the Request to Speak Card and handing it to the clerk before the meeting.
From there, the District adopted and submitted a final, revised plan to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization for final approval. The Covina-Valley Unified School District conducts redistricting every 10 years following the release of the U.S. Census.
During the redistricting process, Covina-Valley Unified analyzed the latest census data and the total population variances between its trustee areas and updated its maps to ensure they maintain a balanced population in compliance with California law, the Federal Voting Rights Act and the United States Constitution. The District completed its redistricting process by Feb. 28.
“Our goal at Covina-Valley Unified is to ensure we best represent our entire District community,”
Covina-Valley Unified Superintendent Elizabeth Eminhizer said.
“We encourage our District families to be involved in these processes as we work to attain the highest levels of success for every student.”
For more than a century, Covina-Valley Unified School District has served the communities of Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, and Irwindale. Covina-Valley schools provide the personalized service and caring culture of a small school district, where teachers and administrators know their students by name.
Under Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent, graduates earn in excess of $1 million in scholarships. Due to the high academic standing of Covina-Valley students, more than half of all graduates meet or exceed the admission requirements for the California State and University of California systems.
C-VUSD provides a strong basic education underscoring reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social science, and technology which is aligned with the California Department of Education standards. Moreover, each campus offers leadership, curricular, and athletics/sports opportunities. A broad array of support services is available to children, adults, and families.
An extensive arts program begins in elementary school, providing students with a well-rounded education. Our athletic teams garner California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships and are consistently ranked among the best in the region.
Each school enjoys high parent participation – active PTA and booster organizations. Community residents and local businesses serve as classroom volunteers, providing in-kind prizes to motivate and recognize student achievement and to underwrite important school events.
Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent
On June 15, 2020, the Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer to serve as the Superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Eminhizer served C-VUSD as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services since July of 2014. Dr. Eminhizer has worked in public education for over 25 years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, she served as the Senior Director of Educational Services, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Before joining C-VUSD, Dr. Eminhizer served as a middle school principal for three years, an elementary school principal for six years, and a middle school assistant principal for two years.