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.
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Student Initiates “Stigmabusters Walk”
Jane Lathrop Stanford (JLS) Middle School’s Leadership class organizes
many amazing student activities throughout the year, but this year, as
part of a new 20% Personal Passion Project, a student has come up with a
unique way to benefit her school and her local community. Neha
Tallapragada, a current JLS eighth grader, is striving to have her peers
consider the various kinds of stigma that can impact a young person’s
life, particularly the challenge of openly discussing the often-taboo
topic of mental health. Combining a fun environment with this important
message will be at the center of the Stigmabusters Walk.
Enrollment Management Advisory Committee
Enrollment Management Advisory Committee Starts with a Broader Charge and Design-Thinking Process
Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Enrollment Management
Advisory Committee (EMAC), charged with looking broadly at the
challenges in enrollment across the district, will start its important
work on Monday, April 20. This committee is decidedly different in its
scope, design, and charge than the two previous committees which focused
solely on issues related to a thirteenth elementary school. The overall
growth in PAUSD necessitates the expansion of this committee’s work to
encompass reviewing a wide range of information including enrollment
projections, choice program and overflow data, and research on the
efficacy of current class-size and school-site capacities.