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 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
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.
City and PAUSD Issue Statement
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.
Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Event
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.
Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee Application Period Completed
The Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District appreciates
the interest by the community in applying for the Minority Achievement
and Talent Development Advisory Committee. The application period is
The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to prepare a set of
strategic, evidence-based recommendations that, when implemented, will
enable the PAUSD community to assure underrepresented
minority students and other students from disadvantaged circumstances
have the necessary opportunities, conditions, and supports that will
empower and enable them to succeed as well as both realize and maximize
their full intellectual, creative, and social potential. The report will
identify critical issues and, for each issue, develop strategic
recommendations that will include specific metrics for evaluating the
extent to which each strategy was successful, suggested timelines for
implementations, an individual or role (current or future) to lead each
strategy, and cost estimates for implementing each recommendation. The
Advisory Committee will also be asked to articulate any potential policy
issues the Board should consider developing and adopting.