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Pasadena Unified Regular Board Meetings to Start at 5 p.m.; Summer Meeting Dates Set for PUSD Master Plan/Boundary Committee

Two scheduling items recently announced by the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education.
Regular meetings of the PUSD Board of Education will now begin at 5 p.m. The 5 p.m. start of regular board meetings will apply to the following dates:
June 26, 2014 January 22, 2015
July 24, 2014 February 26, 2015
August 28, 2014 March 26, 2015
September 25, 2014 April 23, 2015
October 23, 2014 May 4, 2015 (Annual Organizational Meeting)
November 20, 2014 May 21, 2015
December 18, 2014 June 25, 2015
Agendas for all board meetings can be found on the Board of Education page at www.pusd.us. Board meetings can also be viewed on KLRN-TV (Charter Communications Channel 95 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) and streamed live at www.boardmeetings.info.
The PUSD Board Master Plan/Boundary Committee will meet four times over the summer to discuss the realignment of school attendance boundaries. The upcoming meetings will take place June 10, June 24, July 29 and August 12. All meetings are on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room (Room 236), 351 South Hudson Avenue, Pasadena.
Members of the PUSD community and residents of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre are invited to attend and provide input on potential school attendance boundaries at the committee meetings. Agendas will be posted on the board committees webpage under the board of education tab at www.pusd.us.
With an eye toward shifting residential demographics within PUSD and the lopsided distribution of students at district campuses, the PUSD Board of Education created a Master Plan/Boundary Committee to study possible school attendance boundary scenarios and other master planning issues for the district. The board subcommittee is chaired by Dr. Mikala Rahn with Ms. Kimberly Kenne and Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy also serving on the committee.
This limited term subcommittee has been tasked with the following:
o Examine feeder patterns and enrollment data, population data and school configurations
o Maximize school size/facilities, specialty programs and neighborhood capacity
o Examine where specialty programs are needed based on district value statements
o Examine strategies for increased enrollment at secondary level
o Focus on strategies for under-capacity, small schools
o Community outreach and public input on various boundary scenarios
The committee will develop recommendations for the full board by September 2014 for school attendance boundaries starting in the 2015-16 school year.
Event: PUSD Master Plan/Boundary Commitee Meetings
Date/Time: 6 p.m. on June 10, 2014, June 24, 2014, July 29, 2014 and August 12, 2014
Location: Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room (Room 236), 351 South Hudson Avenue, Pasadena.

June 9, 2014

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