How School Finance & Budgets Work

We know you keep hearing about PUSD’s budget and the financial challenges facing our school district as well as other school districts in California.  We hope this will help you better understand school finance and budgets, and why PUSD is in the position it is.  

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PEN's Rodney E. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Application

PEN is accepting applications for the 2019 Rodney E. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship until Monday, May 13. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one PUSD senior who will enroll in a 4 year college in fall 2019, is the first in his or her family to go to college, has a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, is eligible for free or reduced lunch, and demonstrates both need and academic success in high school. Pictured above is last year’s recipient, Melanie Martinez.

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PUSD Board of Education Convenes Master Planning & Boundaries Committee

The Board’s Master Planning and Boundary Committee stated purpose is: “In order to provide robust, quality programs at each of our schools, in a fiscally stable manner in spite of a declining enrollment environment, the Master Planning and Boundaries committee will review existing site programs and capacities and future expected enrollment, and bring to the board recommendations on the number and location of school sites to maintain for the next 5 to 10 years.”

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A Personal Point of View: Going ‘PUBLIC’ in Pasadena

With more than seven years’ hindsight, we have not once regretted our choice to go public…Just this morning, my 7th grade daughter ran a half marathon with her Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) team from Blair. The kids on the team and their teacher-coaches represent diverse cultures, life experiences and ambitions, but each loudly and enthusiastically supports everyone’s success

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