Superintendent's Update - December 22, 2022
From the Office of the Superintendent:
BOARD AGENDA CALENDAR
The Board of Education agenda calendar can be found HERE.
It is hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy some time away from school to be with friends and family. Staff and students push hard when school is in session. Taking the time to relax during the break is important.
I would like to thank everyone who contributes to making our District special. This includes our parents and the broader community. It is easy to lose perspective at times and forget what great experiences are created for our students. We are pretty lucky!
SEEKING APPLICANT TO SERVE ON THE BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE (BPRC)
PAUSD is seeking a parent representative (PR) to serve on the BPRC. The BPRC was established as a Board of Education committee to assist the Board in reviewing and updating District policies. The committee discusses policies and makes recommendations to the Board. The PR should be familiar with policies and Board operations and will provide parent/community perspective during BPRC meetings.
BPRC meetings take place once a month, on Friday mornings, from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. The PR should expect to spend 2-5 hours per month reading the various policies proposed for approval by the BPRC. Meetings are held virtually via Zoom.
To be considered for appointment to the committee, please email Amanda Bark by January 31, 2023 and describe any special qualifications or abilities you may have that would help you fulfill the PR role.
More information on the charge of BPRC can be found on its committee webpage.
2023 BPRC Meetings
PALO ALTO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Please review the following safety tips from the Palo Alto Safe Routes to School team:
- Remember to always make a complete stop at all stop signs.
- Be alert at all intersections. Look out for pedestrians in the crosswalk or bicyclists in the bike lane when turning right on a green light.
- Rain increases traffic congestion in school zones. Help beat this problem by waterproofing your commute with bicycling rain gear, riding the bus, or creating a carpool text group.
- Refer to the Safe Routes to School website for more information.
CAREER PATHWAYS UPDATE
Career-themed pathway programs impact over 6,500 students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Please enjoy some highlights from our programs as we wrap up 2022. Thank you to everyone involved.
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