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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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Reopening of Witter Field

Consistent with public health orders issued by Alameda County that are intended to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Piedmont Unified School District has reopened Witter Field for community use.  Individuals can access Witter Field from the Wildwood Avenue steps, Piedmont Middle School’s “PE Hill,” or the El Cerrito pedestrian gate.  The Windsor Avenue gate, […]

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Notice of Public Hearing – Sufficient Textbooks and Instructional Materials

September 8, 2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education will conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution in compliance with Education Code 60119(c) mandating that the governing board of school districts must hold a public hearing in order to receive funding for textbooks and instructional materials that are […]

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Annual Registration open for all families August 7th!

All students’ families should complete the Annual Registration process.  Annual Registration collects updated information, provides important notices, and facilitates middle and high school donations and purchases in an simple mechanism.

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Superintendent Presents 2020-21 Distance Learning Components

The 2020-21 Distance Learning Components were presented to the Board of Education at a Special Board Meeting held on August 5, 2020.

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CLOSURE OF WITTER ATHLETIC COMPLEX – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3, 2020

The Piedmont Unified School District will close the Witter Athletic Complex at 6:00 am on Monday, August 3rd until further notice. 

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PUSD Board Approves Revised 2020-21 Bell Schedules

The PUSD Board of Education approved the Revised 2020-21 Bell Schedules at a Special Board Meeting held on July 29, 2020.

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PUSD Update on 20-21 School Year

PUSD Educators and Families, I’m writing to provide you all with updates related to our planning for a return to teaching and learning in the 20-21 school year. 

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Board Approves Revised 2020-21 Instructional Calendar

The Board of Education approved the revised 2020-21 Instructional Calendar at the July 13, 2020 Special School Board Meeting. Revised – 2020-21 Instructional Calendar Board Approved 071320

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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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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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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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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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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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