Desert Sands Unified School District
47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, CA 92253    760-777-4200
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Desert Sands Unified School District, serving K-12, provides comprehensive educational programs and services with significant special education, vocational, early childhood and adult education programs to a multiethnic student population with diverse socioeconomic and cultural interests. DSUSD also offers many staff development programs, giving teachers an opportunity for career advancement.

Superintendent | Gary Rutherford, Ed.D.
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The mission of the Desert Sands Unified School District, a dynamic system of challenging educational choices, is to ensure every student develops the knowledge, skills and motivation to succeed as a productive, ethical, global citizen by assuring equal access to learning provided by caring, committed, collaborative staff working with our families and extended partnerships.

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10/7/2014 7:00 PM   Board Meeting 
10/10/2014 5:00 PM   4th Annual Red Carpet Gala benefitting Earhart Elementary School Attachment
And elegant evening of food and entertainment to benefit programs at Earhart Elementary School of International Studies. Tickets are available through the school office or Teachers. See attached flyer for more details.
10/21/2014 7:00 PM   Board Meeting 
10/25/2014 8:00 AM   Trick or Trot 1K Fun Run 
Come and run the track in costume to start the holidays with some healthy activity. Contact Earhart School for details on this event.
10/25/2014 4:30 PM   4th Annual Car Show and Trunk "r" Treat 
Come in costume or not to enjoy vintage and service vehicles. Treats for children. A fun family event. Contact Earhart school regarding opportunities for vendor spots or showing your vintage vehicle.
11/18/2014 7:00 PM   Board Meeting 
12/9/2014 7:00 PM   Board Meeting 
Annual Organizational Meeting
12/24/2014 7:00 AM   Classified Holiday 
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Sherry Johnstone.
A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (760) 771-8687. The District's Title IX Coordinator, Donna Salazar, (760) 771-8787.
The District's 504 Coordinator is Larry Bellanich, (760) 771-8612.

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