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.
PEN Q&A: Why does the Pasadena Unified School District have to cut its budget?
The Pasadena Education (PEN) was asked by PUSD administration to review how our school district's magnet and signature programs are being implemented, if parents and principals believe they are being implemented with fidelity, and what they need to function optimally.
Dr. Brian McDonald, Superintendent of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) issued this statement regarding the District budget situation to families, staff and community members on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Lifelong Altadena resident and fourth generation PUSD mom Norah Small Delivers Key Note Address at Altadena Town Council Public Education Committee Town Hall
As many of you know by now, the PUSD Board of Education has appointed a School Consolidation and Boundary Committee. This is an advisory committee that will provide a menu of options and recommendations to the superintendent by January 2018.
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 PUSD administration has asked Pasadena Education Network to find out what parents think about how PUSD’s Magnet and Signature programs are being implemented.
The latest workshop in PEN’s Parents as Leaders series focused on problem-solving at the school site. Parents from several elementary schools and even a few incoming PUSD parents got an introduction to the school and district reporting structure, school governance and parent organizations, and budget basics.
Identifying and cultivating donors from within and around your school was the principal topic of discussion at PEN's Dec. 5 fundraising seminar.