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.
Gunn Students Accepted to International Music Festival – First California Orchestra to Perform in The Midwest Clinic in Fifteen Years
Over eighty Gunn High School orchestra program students will be
participating in the elite International Midwest Band and Orchestra
Clinic Conference in Chicago, December 17-20. This is the first time in
fifteen years that an orchestra program from California has been
accepted into this esteemed conference.
Celebrating Inclusive Schools Week 2013 across PAUSD
Students across PAUSD will be taking part in special activities during the week of December 2-6 as part of the nationally celebrated 13th Annual Inclusive Schools Week.
CSEA and PAUSD Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
Negotiations by leaders of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and
the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) culminated November 6 with a
tentative contract agreement.
Palo Alto Educators Association and Palo Alto Unified School District Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
Negotiations by leaders of the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)
and the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) culminated Monday,
October 28, with a tentative contract agreement. Both parties believe
this agreement will help PAUSD retain and recruit outstanding educators
to the district and provide the best education for students.
Parent Workshop: Breaking the Cycle of Bullying
This free 2-hour interactive talk will teach parents how to: recognize
the signs of bullying; create a safe school
environment; and help the child who is using bullying behaviors, being targeted, or witnessing bullying as a bystander.
District Climate Committee – Volunteers Needed
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) recognizes that students
do their best academically, socially and emotionally when they feel safe
and connected in school. Given this, the PAUSD established the Safe
and Welcoming School Task Force in May 2013 to develop recommendations
regarding training and curricula; tools to help clarify reporting of
bullying, actions to be taken and timelines; resources; and optimal
strategies for engaging parents and students in the collective work of
safe and inclusive schools. The task force was structured to be a small
and short-term work group that created initial recommendations to be
handed off to a District Climate Committee.