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Please Apply for the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program…

PUSD student programs and services are linked to the number of

National School Lunch Program eligible students who apply for this program.

 

In addition to free/reduced price for breakfast/lunch your family qualifies for:

 
  • Lifeline Phone Subsidy Program provides a monthly discount on either a landline or wireless phone service. For more information, visit http://www.lifelinesupport.org/ls/.

 

  • PG & E California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program provides a monthly discount on energy bills for income qualified households. Applications and information are available at PG & E’s local offices, online at www.pge.com/care or by calling the CARE toll-free line 1-866-743-2273.

 

  • Internet Essentials offers a low-cost computer and high-speed internet access for just $9.95 per month. Applications and information are available at https://apply.internetessentials.com/ .


  • The College Board fee-waiver service assists qualified, economically disadvantaged students who plan to take the:

    • SAT

    • SAT Subject Tests

    • PSAT/NMSQT

    • AP

    • ETS Program qualification

    • Upward Bound qualification

  • CSU & UC

    • EOP Services in colleges & universities (not guaranteed but qualifies the student to apply)

*See your school counselor for additional information.

*Confidential online NSLP (Free & Reduced Meal) applications are available at http://www.pusdk12.org/Departments/Food-Services/index.html.

*Please retain a copy of your eligibility letter to help qualify for these programs.

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CSU Graduation Initiative 2025

       
 
       
 
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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. 
    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

 
  • Twitter: @pusdk12
  • Facebook: @pusdk12
  • December Regular Board Meeting: 4:00 PM - Open Session - Swearing in New Members
  • Winter Break - Dec. 22, 2016-Jan. 6, 2017

 

 

 
 

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