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“Students Come First” in the Piedmont Schools. Educators work hard to provide all students with a comprehensive, rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum. Parent participation in classrooms, on fieldtrips, on boards and committees is very high. Residents demonstrate their commitment to education in a variety of ways, but most importantly, through a parcel tax contributing approximately $9.0 million, nearly one third of the district budget, yearly.

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Measure H1 – Piedmont School Improvement/Modernization Bond

On June 22, 2016 the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve ballot language for a $66M facilities improvement bond for the November 8, 2016 ballot.

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Facility Master Planning

The Facilities Master Plan process combines the goals of PUSD’s Education Specifications and the information collected by the design team (including facility assessments) into a comprehensive plan for the schools of the Piedmont Unified School District. The main product of the facility needs assessment and Facilities Master Plan is a detailed proposal for renovations and/or additions to be made at each school campus.

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Temporary Closure to Portions of Magnolia Avenue – July 16-17, 2020

On Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17 PG&E will be working on the permanent power supply for Piedmont High School’s new STEAM building.  Magnolia Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Hillside and Highland Avenues on those days from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm  to promote safety at the work site.   If […]

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Live Streaming of June 24th Board Meeting on KCOM

The June 24th School Board Meeting will be live-streamed on KCOM. Please use the KCOM  link to view the live-stream AND if you will not be making a public comment during the meeting. The Zoom meeting link should be used  if you plan to make a public comment. The meeting Agenda is available here

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PHS/MHS Black Student Union – Student Experience Video

The PHS/MHS Black Student Union presented a draft video on the Black Student Experience at the June 10, 2020 Board of Education meeting.  The final video is available for viewing here.

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Face Coverings MUST be Worn on PUSD Facilities, Including Witter Field

Last week, the district re-opened Witter Field for non-organized community use.  Over the past several days, I have received numerous emails from community members and staff who have repeatedly witnessed teens and adults out on the field without masks and not adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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Reopening Witter Field

On June 5, Alameda County released new public health orders that expand requirements to wear face coverings in public, and allow for more recreational activities consistent with on-going shelter-in-place orders.  The complete orders can be seen here, and the County’s press release concerning the June 5 orders can be seen here.   

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Letter from Board of Education in Response to Race Motivated Violence

To our Piedmont community— On a regular basis, terrible incidents take place that leave us feeling sorrow and dismay. As with so many across our country, we have been outraged and heartbroken by the ongoing losses and acts of injustice in the last weeks: Mr. Floyd, Mr. Arbery, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Cooper. They are reminders […]

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Letter from Superintendent Booker in Response to Race Motivated Violence

Dear PUSD Students, Staff, Families, and Community, I write to you today shattered as we have witnessed a senseless killing of yet another black person, George Floyd, at the hands of those who were charged to serve and protect him in Minneapolis.  Once again, a spotlight on racially motivated violence reveals the deep divide in […]

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Budget Advisory May 21, 2020 Presentation

The presentation given by Ruth Alahydoian, PUSD Chief Financial Officer, at the May 21, 2020 Budget Advisory Meeting is available for viewing here.

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PUSD Inter-District Transfer Applications for 2020-21 – CLOSED

Due to an overwhelming number of Inter-District Transfer requests, we are no longer  accepting applications for the 2020-21 School Year. Visit our Transfer Policies  page for more information on the process for future year requests.   May 15, 2020

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Flexible Plan for Instructional Continuity

We’re proud to share PUSD’s Flexible Plan for Instructional Continuity  with staff and parents.  It serves to outline our Distance Learning Plan and other elements of our remote learning model. Flexible Plan for Instructional Continuity  

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Notice of Public Hearing – SELPA 2020-21 Annual Service Plan and Budget

In accordance with California Education Code Section 56205[b][1] and 56205[b][2], this serves a public notice that the Policy Board of the North Region Special Education Plan Area (SELPA)

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Sue Smegal Named 2020 Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Sue Smegal, former Piedmont Middle School teacher, two-term Board of Education member, and long-time volunteer in the schools and community, will be honored with this year’s Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award is presented each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the community and to Piedmont’s youth through […]

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Piedmont Residents Enrolling New Students into PUSD for 20-21

Enrollment of  Piedmont resident new students to PUSD continues. Please visit the Admission & Enrollment page for more information on the 2-step enrollment process.

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Participate in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020. It will not ask about immigration status, Social Security numbers, financial matters, or anything on behalf of a political party. Complete the Census now at my2020census.gov. Read the ACOE release about the education […]

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PiedmontReads! Community recorded read alongs!

Join us in a social distanced story time! Watch the submitted read-alongs, or add your own. Watch here, or from https://flipgrid.com/piedmontreads

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Board of Education Designates District Construction Projects As An Essential Governmental Function

On April 1, 2020, the PUSD Board of Education Designated the District Construction Projects as an Essential Government Project by Approving Resolution 21-2019-20.

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Press Release: March 20, 2020

School closures press release

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Witter Field is Closed Until Further Notice

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Piedmont Unified School District has temporarily closed school facilities, including the Witter Field Complex. 

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PUSD Board of Education Approves Facility Closure and Student Dismissal March 16 through March 27, 2020

This afternoon, the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education unanimously passed the following motion: “PUSD Board of Education moves to close school facilities for non-essential functions, suspend in-classroom instruction, and dismiss all PUSD students beginning March 16 through March 27, 2020 in order to:  Slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state and in […]

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COVID-19 Update 3.6.2020

March 6, 2020 Dear PUSD Families, Everyday we continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and I am writing to share our efforts to address student/staff and visitors’ hygiene and respiratory etiquette on our campuses, as well as planning for possible school closures.  This past week, I’ve been in informational and planning meetings […]

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Board Approves Instructional Calendars for 2020-21 and 2021-22

The Board of Education approved the Instructional Calendars for 2020-21 and 2021-22 at the December 11, 2019 Board of Education Meeting. The Instructional Calendars are posted on our website.  

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How to Support Piedmont Schools

The District depends upon parents to work in partnership with the schools towards its mission to develop independent learners. The process of guiding, educating, and cultivating independent learners takes many years. Parents can help the schools in a great variety of ways. MORE »

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