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Notice of Public Hearing
The Paradise Unified School District will hold a public hearing regarding the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials in each subject that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework as adopted by the State Board of Education.

The Paradise Unified School District Board of Trustees will be asked to certify the following:

  • That sufficient textbooks or instructional materials were provided to each student in grades K-12, including English learners, in mathematics, science, history/social science, and English/language arts, including the English language development component of an adopted program, consistent with the cycles and content of the curriculum frameworks adopted by the state board; and

  • That sufficient textbooks or instructional materials were provided to each pupil enrolled in foreign language or health classes; and

  • That sufficient laboratory science equipment was provided for science laboratory classes offered in grades 9-12.

The above-noticed public hearing will be held during the regular board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Paradise Intermediate School Multipurpose Room. Comments from parents, teachers, members of the community and bargaining unit leaders and members will be accepted at that time.


PHS Field Construction and Modernization

The field sod has been installed at Paradise High School. The track resurface project will be from September 6th - 30th.
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September Attendance Awareness Month

Grades 6th-12th Independent/Home Study and Personalized Learning Programs

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Paradise Unified School District will be offering an alternative personalized middle school and high school education that provides students opportunities to meet their educational needs by completing work either at home or through a combination of home and classroom learning. The program allows students to study at their own pace, within the framework of the written assignments, and to tailor the instruction and activities to match their own style of learning.
All Independent/Home Study students are actually enrolled at a school within the Paradise Unified School District and are entitled to any and all services that other students receive. If you and your middle school student are interested in this style of learning, please contact Alisha Sant at 872-6400 ext. 225 to sign up. To sign your high school student up for this type of program, please contact your student's school counselor.
For additional information, please see the Independent/Home Study and Personalized Learning Programs Brochure.
For a black and white copy of the brochure, please click here.

Visual and Performing Arts

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Please click here to view our 2016-17 PUSD VAPA Strategic Plan
for Curriculum Integration and Implementation.

Paradise Unified School District 2016-17

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PUSD Mission Statement

Paradise Unified School District Mission

The mission of Paradise Unified School District, as the educational leader of the community, is to graduate knowledgeable, productive, responsible citizens who are motivated to continue learning and are able to function successfully—with integrity—in a complex, changing world.

Adopted by PUSD’s Board of Education, Administrators, Teachers and Staff                       June 2004

PUSD’s Vision for Excellence –

  • The educational program educates the “whole child,” academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
  • All staff believes every student will learn and achieve.
  • Each student experiences an engaging, quality, rigorous curriculum with effective instructional practices.
  • Effective program options accommodate the interests and needs of all students.
  • Students and staff feel valued, respected and recognized for accomplishments and achievements.
  • All facilities are clean, safe, secure and inviting to students, parents, staff and the community. 
  • All decisions will ensure fiscal responsibility and solvency for the District.

Our District Educational Goals

  • Graduate 100% of our students by providing effective instruction, support and multiple pathway options. 
  • Provide leadership training and staff development to develop the skills, knowledge, strategies and experiences to successfully implement an effective instructional program and the goals of the PUSD Strategic Plan.
  • Provide school environments that are updated, clean, safe/secure, well equipped and supportive of the school community.
  • Communicate with and involve parents, community and staff so they are well informed and recognized for their contributions to student learning.

Statement of Non­-Discrimination

The Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District
programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry,
national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or
mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic
information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or
group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parents/guardians, employees, employee
organizations, applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants
about the District's policy on non-discrimination and related complaint procedures.
The District's Non-Discrimination Policy and related informational materials shall be published in a
format that parents/guardians can understand and, when required by law, in a language other than
English. Complaints alleging noncompliance with the District's policy of non-­discrimination
should be directed to Tom Taylor, Director of Human Resources, at the Paradise Unified School District
office (6696 Clark Road, Paradise, California, 95969; 530­-872-­6400 ext. 235). A copy of the
District's Non­-Discrimination Policy is available at the District Office.

Americans with Disabilities Act

District programs and facilities shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and any implementing standards and/or regulations. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure
that the district provides auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with
disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or
activity. Individuals with disabilities shall notify the Superintendent or principal if they have a
disability that requires special assistance or services. Reasonable notification should be given prior
to the school­sponsored function, program, or meeting.

Complaints Regarding Specified Educational Programs

The PUSD Board of Education recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing complaints about specified district educational programs. Those programs 
and the 
designated unit to receive and investigate complaints shall be Paradise Unified School District Educational Services and its compliance designee(s). This unit shall ensure district compliance.
  • Child Nutrition Programs
    District Contact:
    Tanya Harter, 872-6429 
     at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
    Michelle John
    872-6400, ext. 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Section 504
    Michelle John
    , 872-6400, ext. 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Special Education Programs,
     Mary Ficcardi, 872-6400, ext. 244 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969

The Paradise Unified School District will receive and investigate complaints which allege unlawful discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, ancestry, national origin, color, or physical or mental disability in any program or activity conducted by the district which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from, any state financial assistance. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level and shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing such complaints.

District Office Hours

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Summer Office Hours (through July 29, 2016)
Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday - Closed

Public Notices

Parent Notice of Potential Release of Student Information
Click here for more details.

What's NEW

  • Board of Trustees Meeting - September 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Paradise Intermediate School
  • Labor Day (no school) - September 5, 2016
  • First Minimum Day (TK-8th) - September 15, 2016
  • Twitter: @pusdk12
  • Facebook: @pusdk12
  • December Board Meeting Time Change: 4:00 PM - Open Session




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