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.

DSEF is a non-profit community organization benefiting
students of Desert Sands Unified School District!
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4/14/2014 7:00 AM   Open Enrollment for Eligible Employees & Retirees 
(April 14 - May 16)
All employees with medical coverage will need to enroll.  Click for more information.
4/24/2014 5:00 PM   Pilates Class Attachment
4/28/2014 3:45 PM   EL Leadership Meeting Attachment
4/28/2014 5:00 PM   Yoga Class Attachment
WOW! Yoga now on Mondays
Cost:  $24.99 monthly fee includes Special Classes for our DSUSD community ZUMBA, Pilates & Yoga Classes at DEC North, but that is not all.... You receive a World Gym membership
4/28/2014 6:30 PM   DAC Meeting Attachment
District Advisory Committee
4/29/2014 5:00 PM   Zumba Class Attachment
5/1/2014 1:30 PM   Health Fair Attachment
"Spring Fling a Healthy Affair"
For all employees & DSUSD Community
5/1/2014 5:00 PM   Pilates Class Attachment
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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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