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In Appreciation of Classified School Employees

DRAFT 2017-2018 LCAP

In 2013, the state of California adopted a new formula for funding public education called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). When fully implemented, the LCFF will allocate funds based on specific student needs and will allow maximum flexibility at a local level.

 

As part of the LCFF, school districts must develop, adopt and annually update a three-year plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan will describe the school district’s overall vision for learning and establish goals for all students and specific subgroups for each of eight state educational priorities. Districts must also delineate specific actions and strategies that will be used to achieve these goals.

 

As part of the process for developing the LCAP, districts must consult with all stakeholders including teachers, principals, school personnel, students, bargaining units, parents, and community members. The state has clearly established the importance of stakeholder input in creating and evaluating the LCAP.

 
The preliminary 2017-2018 LCAP is ready for public viewing. Please click HERE to review the document. Members of the public have an opportunity to submit written questions or comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the LCAP or annual update. Please send all written questions via email to Superintendent, Donna Colosky, at dcolosky@pusdk12.org.
 
 

PRESS RELEASE: Paradise High School Recognized as 2016 Honor Roll School

PRESS RELEASE

                                                           April 19, 2017                                                         

PARADISE HIGH SCHOOL in PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

RECOGNIZED BY FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN STUDENT SUCCESS


California School Districts Selected for Prestigious Honor Roll Issued By

a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

Paradise Unified School District announced today that Paradise High School has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school.

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the California academic and business communities have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness. The Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the “Star Schools” Award and “Scholar Schools” Award.

Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.

“We are so proud to be recognized by leaders in the California business community as an Honor Roll school,” said Donna Colosky, superintendent. “Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and to continuously improve our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, no matter their background.”

“We are proud to recognize those schools and school districts who are succeeding in putting their students on a path of productivity that not only leads to success in the classroom, but also prepares them to contribute to and benefit from a more productive economy,” said Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE Board Chairman. “Leadership from both education and the business community is critical to linking success from one system to the next, and ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a college degree and the financial security of a living wage job.”

“The Honor Roll proves that many schools are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO.  “These schools are clearly doing something right and all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success. School and school district leadership have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it.”

The California Honor Roll program is made possible with generous support from numerous businesses and organizations including Automobile Club of Southern California, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provides support for the STEM Honor Roll.

A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found at  http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll?State=CA or follow Jim Lanich, President and CEO at @JLanich or email us at help@edresults.org.

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Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence

Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational productivity. Using the nation’s largest database on student achievement, we uncover successful schools, particularly in economically disadvantaged districts, and promote their best practices. Supported by an alliance of national business leaders, ERP and its sister organization, the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), also identify and recognize high performing schools through our Honor Roll program.

 

Did you know...

  • Paradise Unified School District is a Future Ready District. We've made a firm commitment to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district's vision for student learning.
                  Future Ready Schools
 
  • Paradise Unified Schools have been acknowledged as Kindness Certified Schools. After participating in the AMAZING 2017 Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 22, 2017, PUSD students and staff continue to strive toward making a positive difference at our schools, in our community, and in our world.
 
  • Paradise High School is an AVID school. AVID brings research-based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions.
                 AVID:
                 1. Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
                 2. Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
                 3. Creates a positive peer group for students
                 4. Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and                      determination    
           
                     AVID.org
 
  • California State University, Chico has partnered with Paradise High School through the Graduation Initiative 2025. The California State University has launched Graduation Initiative 2025 to systematically discover and dislodge roadblocks to students' success. 
                 Graduation Initiative 2025

California School Dashboard

 
California is field testing a new website called California School Dashboard, which is designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools.
 
 
 
 

Peachjar eflyers - Launched January 9, 2017

 
 
                           

 

PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GOES GREEN

In the past, our schools sent home numerous flyers in students' backpacks. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to embrace innovative technology, we have moved from paper to a digital flyer delivery.

With our Peachjar e-flyer program, the flyers are sent directly to parents' email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the Peachjar link on each school's website.

Each year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff and volunteers.

School and District approved e-flyers keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs and events.


 

Beginning January 9, 2017 Paradise Unified School District launched a new electronic system for delivering communications such as school information, calendars, lunch menus, school newsletters and community activities. This service will be provided free to our schools and parents by a company called Peachjar.

The program delivers flyers electronically to families via email and school websites rather than having students carry paper flyers home in backpacks. Peachjar uses technology to reduce unnecessary use of paper and to save time and money, both for the district and for its community partners.


Parents/Guardians:

If we have your email address on file, no further action is required on your part. If you have not provided your email address to your school, please do soto avoid missing important information. Hard copies of all communications will be available in each school office for those families that do not have access to email.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add school@peachjar.com to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

Peachjar is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.


Peachjar Parent FAQs

 
 

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 school­ sponsored 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. 
    225 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Section 504
    Michelle John
    , 872-6400, ext. 
    225 
    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

 
  • No School-May 26 and May 29
  • Twitter: @pusdk12
  • Facebook: @pusdk12   
  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting: May 30 - 6:30 PM - Paradise Intermediate School  (Retiree Celebration, LCAP & Budget)
  • First Day of School: Tuesday, August 15, 2017