As with many districts across the nation, PAUSD has acknowledged an achievement gap exists for students of color and for socio-economically disadvantaged youth. Evidence for the achievement gap is based primarily on standardized test results from the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) and from successful completion of A-G courses. The District is embarking on a new effort to address the issue by creating a Minority’s Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee that Superintendent Glenn “Max” McGee will lead this school year.
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 learning 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.
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.
The City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) issued a joint statement to the community Yesterday afternoon following the news that a junior from Gunn High School lost his life to suicide Tuesday morning. PAUSD Superintendent Max McGee and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd expressed support and noted resources for students, parents and the community as a whole, and encouraged residents to reach out and connect with friends, neighbors and others.
PAUSD is partnering with Covered California to assist families in signing up for health insurance through the Covered California Exchange. Come work with a certified enrollment agent to complete the necessary online or paper application at our enrollment event.