Dr. Sieu Aims to Improve Communication Between ABCUSD and the Community

The ABCUSD Superintendent outlines her plans to improve communication between the District and the community this school year.

Dear ABC Community,

When I began my new role as Superintendent of ABC Unified School District, I indicated to the Board of Education that I wanted to improve communication between the District and the communities we serve. I presented a plan of action that included ensuring effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders.

Efforts to improve communication began with visits to the schools and enhancing communication within the District. My goal is to visit every classroom, in every school in the District before the end of October. To date, I have visited 21 of our 30 schools. Internally, we have created a new weekly e-bulletin called the Monday Message that highlights events and people in ABC Unified School District.

This week, we launched a new bimonthly e-newsletter called the District Digest to all staff members, key stakeholders and community members in the ABC community. The District Digest briefly summarizes the work of our District and is also available on our District website (abcusd.k12.ca.us).

During the past several months, I have also met with civic leaders in the four major cities that ABC serves—Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens and Lakewood. On Sept. 10th, I presented at the Artesia City Council Meeting regarding the academic growth of students in Artesia. I am looking forward to presenting at the Oct. 23rd Hawaiian Gardens City Council Meeting along with 6 principals regarding the academic performance of students in the south end of our District.

Finally, this year, I will be hosting three Superintendent’s Community Forums a tour middle schools. The first Community Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Tetzlaff Middle School located at 12351 Del Amo Blvd. in Cerritos. The Community Forum will focus on the “State of the District’s Budget” and is open to the public.

I value continuous improvement as we move forward. To do that, we will be investing more time and energy in broadening our communication about our District. I hope you take advantage of some of the new opportunities we will beproviding this year and join us in our improvement efforts.

Dr. Mary Sieu



As a community member, student or parent what are some other ways that the District can improve communication?

Jim Giordano October 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Last night's meeting at Tetzlaff was very informative. What the state has done to our school's is deplorable. What the Teachers and Administrators of ABC School District have done prior to the recession and through it is amazing. To have consistently improved results in the face of $30 million in cuts over 4 years is a fact that the entire district has not received enough credit for. Thank you Dr. Sieu for trying to providing the transparency into the current state of our school district and for all the hard work you and the entire district have done for our children.


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