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.
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.
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.”
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
I was a Pasadena private school student who originally enrolled my oldest son in private school. After five years, I moved him to public school.
PEN needs your support so we can continue to promote family participation in our schools. Please donate today so we can provide you with programs and the information you need to be an engaged parent, and to improve academic achievement for students throughout our community and our schools.
The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) is looking forward to working with the City of Pasadena to ensure that our students get the education they deserve today and for future generations. Here's a letter we sent to each City Council member and the Mayor...
Parent volunteers make a huge difference for our schools, but the commitment that makes the greatest difference for your child is to be ENGAGED. Here’s what we mean…
This piece was submitted (unsolicited!) by PEN member and PUSD parent of two, Cindy Guyer. Frustrated by “inaccurate and incomplete” articles she’d read about the school choice question, she decided to write a more comprehensive account of her own family’s journey.
The PEN Board and Staff thought it was important to keep you informed about what’s happening with School Consolidation, and to provide you with information about how you can get involved.