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BOARD OF EDUCATION CALENDAR

The calendar is temporary until officially posted. The calendar can be found HERE.

WATER MAIN BREAK AT GUNN HIGH SCHOOL

Our construction crew hit a water main pipe while trying to repair an irrigation pipe at Gunn High School on Thursday, September 23. The pipe's location did not appear on original plans and was not seen on an underground sonar test. Unfortunately, we were unable to isolate the issue. With no ...

Read More about Superintendent's Update - September 24, 2021

BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA CALENDAR
The Board of Education calendar is tentative and subject to change prior to official posting. The calendar can be found HERE.

GRATITUDE
I had the opportunity to meet with several of my colleagues from counties affected directly by wildfires. The last few hours have been important and impactful when listening to their stories. Some of the districts remained open with air quality index ratings over 1,200. Every district in the area remained ...

Read More about Superintendent's Update - September 17, 2021

SCHOOL VISITS
Nothing beats school visits. As a rule, I try to get to 20+ classrooms a week for several purposes. First, it is important to see and communicate with our students. Our youngest learners are eager to share their projects, stories about books, artwork, and things they can do! Middle school students are hilarious. It's a time when some are unsure and quiet, and others are outgoing and comfortable with extended conversations. Our high school publications are always insightful to confirm our future is ...

Read More about Superintendent's Update - September 3, 2021

IN-PERSON BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

The September 14 Board of Education meeting will include live public participation. While the staff and members of the Board have been in-person, this will be the first opportunity for public comment to be shared in-person. Speakers must provide proof of vaccination prior to entry at the door and must remain masked while indoors. Both of these provisions are consistent with ...

Read More about Superintendent’s Update – August 27, 2021

STAY HOME IF ILL

We cannot stress enough the importance of staying home if ill. We have been taught over time to push through colds. This is not the time to send students to school with a cough, fever, or other symptoms of an illness. All staff and students must remain at home if sick. We need healthy people in our schools. More importantly, we need to keep ill people home to protect the health of our entire ...

Read More about Superintendent’s Update – August 20, 2021

Dear PAUSD Families and Staff,

I wanted to apologize for an error in my message from Friday. I accidentally stated that mandatory daily testing was for all staff. In fact, daily testing is mandatory for staff members who are unvaccinated or decline to state. The error was unintentional and had no additional consequences to our operations. Tomorrow is the first day when the testing / vaccination agreement begins ...

Read More about Superintendent’s Update – August 16, 2021