We are a student-oriented district where children come first and where students always remain at the heart of our commitment. Thanks to the efforts of our talented and dedicated staff, strong support from our Board of Education, involved parents and a community that values education, our students benefit from a rich and varied curriculum.
As we pursue our Strategic Plan
to provide a first-class educational program for all our students, our ongoing commitment is to improve student achievement and to support all areas of student development.
PAUSD Announces Settlement in Construction Law Suit
PAUSD Board of Education President, Melissa Baten Caswell, announced at a
meeting of the Board held on December 17, 2014, that a settlement has
been reached in the lawsuit filed by Taisei
Construction Corporation. The recommended settlement was related to the
construction of the Paly Media Arts and Classroom Building Project by
Gunn Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
Fa la la and Happy Hanukah and more! Kick off your winter break and
join the Gunn Chamber Singers
for a festive evening of holiday songs. All proceeds will go toward the
scholarship fund for the Gunn Choir trip to Italy this summer. Tickets
are $10 general admission and will be available at the door or in
advance from any member of the group. Questions? Contact Kristen Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday, December 21 at 5:30 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Unified Recognized at Santa Clara County Board of Education Meeting for Biliteracy Awards
Below is a press release from the Santa Clara County of Education
regarding the new Wall of Honor to be unveiled for the Seal of
Biliteracy and Pathway Awards at the December 10 SCCOE Board meeting.
Palo Alto Unified implemented this program in the 2013-2014 school year
and put seals on 251 senior diplomas and transcripts last May. Gunn
gave out sixty-two seals with six students having three languages. Paly
gave out 189 seals. We are extremely proud of the students who have
earned these seals for their hard work.
PAUSD Participates in 14th Annual Inclusive Schools Week
PAUSD is pleased to announce our participation in the national
celebration of the 14th Annual
Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-5, 2014. Over the last five years,
we have increased our efforts to create school communities that invite
all learners to engage in environments that are inviting and welcoming
while delivering appropriate curriculum to maximize each student’s
potential. PAUSD staff, parents, and students work each day to create
more inclusive communities and will be joining thousands of individuals,
schools, and local, state, national organizations, and advocacy groups
in highlighting this work during this national celebration. Banners
announcing Inclusive Schools Week will be at each school site during the
week. There are two district-wide events also scheduled. A parent workshop titled "Preparing for Life After High School:What Does My Young Adult Need to Know" and a parent support group for those parents with special education students titled "Let's Talk" are scheduled for December 3 and 4 respectively.
City and School District Agree on Main Terms of Updated Cubberley Lease
The City of Palo Alto staff and the Palo Alto Unified School District staff have come to an
agreement on the main principles
of an updated lease for the Cubberley site. The lease amendment is
intended to be in place for five years and lays a foundation for a
long-term collaboration between the City and the School District. The
City Council will consider the lease agreement at its regular meeting on
November 17. The PAUSD Board discussed the item at its meeting today
and will consider taking action on November 18.