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James Cronin, Assistant Superintendent


I could not be more humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve the Chaffey Joint Union High School District and community as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. 

In this role, I am committed to my on-going partnership with our Superintendent Mat Holton to fulfill our District vision to graduate all students ready for college and careers and to provide them with the best possible educational opportunities and advantages.

Our division is here to serve our teachers and staff who work so hard to make all of our students successful.  We provide support with professional development, technology for instruction, assessment and research, categorical programs, parent engagement efforts and lithography services.

In 2016 – 2017, we have embarked upon an ambitious effort to begin training all of our teachers in the use of technology to enhance instruction and to engage students in meaningful learning while using the devices.

As I continue to observe students use Chromebooks and other technology in classrooms throughout the District, I remain impressed by our teachers’ thoughtful planning and creative and effective applications of devices that result in deep student engagement and learning.

We will also embark on our fourth LCAP cycle in January.  The Local Control and Accountability Plan outlines our vision, goals, and expenditures to support actions and services that provide our students with the educational programs, opportunities, and supports they need to achieve their goals.

As our work continues, the Instruction Team is committed to supporting and serving our staff and students so that they can effectively teach and learn on all of our sites every day.  We will also work closely with Assistant Superintendent Chris Hollister and the Alternative Instruction Division to develop and administer the support and intervention programs necessary to ensure that all of our students are successful.

Know that I am here to help, and I look forward to seeing our students and staff on our sites and in classrooms.  Please feel to contact me at any time by emailing me or calling my office at 909-988-8511, ext. 2700.

James T. Cronin
Assistant Superintendent
Phone: (909) 988-8511 Ext 2700
Follow on Twitter: @2Learn2gether

CJ Telles
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (909) 988-8511 Ext 2701


Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

Senate Bill 98, approved by Governor Newsom in June, makes several key changes to accountability requirements for 2020-21, including the suspension of the annual Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) replaced by a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).

The Chaffey District’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan addresses the needs of students in the 2020-2021 school year and the District’s plan to continue learning during COVID-19.

The LCP includes descriptions of in-person and distance learning, safety protocols, stakeholder engagement, student outreach, mental and social-emotional learning, and more.

Input has been provided by all stakeholder groups and the draft plan has been presented to the Parent Advisory Committee (8-20 and 9-2), District English Language Advisory Committee (9-9), and to the Board of Trustees (9-15).  The final plan was approved by the Board on 9-29.  The Plan is posted here.

The District will submit the Plan to the County for review and respond to any recommendations by the November 10 Board meeting.