School Safety

An Important Notice from the Superintendent

Dear CUSD Parents and Families,

Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of your children attending Chico Unified Schools.

As a result of this week’s precautionary Code Red event at Chico High School, Inspire School, Chico Junior High and Citrus Elementary, we were made aware of concerns regarding school-to-home communications that we wish to address immediately.

Based on parent feedback, as well as input from community agencies, site leaders and our District Incident Response Team, we have developed the following improvements to our district-wide communication plan during a Code Red Lockdown:

At each school site, the principal or designee will send out an email and phone message to parents and guardians of students at that school to the contact information that has been provided by the parent.  The message will contain:

  • Notification of the lockdown
  • Reason for the lockdown
  • Link to the CUSD website where updates and information will be posted for the duration of the event.

Very Important:  This message will be sent to the contact information used to enroll your child in school through the Aeries Parent Portal.  If you do not have an email address or have not provided emergency phone contact information, please contact your school immediately. Your school can help you set one up.

Our CUSD Team would like to thank our parents and community partners for their input in this process. We are always looking for ways to improve services to our families, so please reach out if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns you would like to share with us.

Respectfully, Kelly Staley, Superintendent

District Incident Response Team
Kelly Staley, Superintendent
Jim Hanlon, Asst. Superintendent
Kevin Bultema, Asst. Superintendent
Joanne Parsley, Asst. Superintendent
Bob Ontiveros, Director
David Koll, Director
David McKay, Director
Eric Snedeker, Director
Jaclyn Kruger, Director
John Bohannon, Director
John Carver, Director
John Vincent, Director
Marie Hartman, Director
Michael Morris, Director
Ted Sullivan, Director
Pedro Caldera, Principal
Marsha McLean Administrative Aide
Heather Deaver, HR Asst.
Kat Anderson, Administrative Asst.
Kim Hernandez, Administrative Asst.
Bonnie McCarthy, Admin. Specialist
Christina Winkle, Admin. Specialist
Barbara Akimoto, Admin. Specialist