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About Us

Welcome to The Piedmont Portal

The Piedmont Portal is a collaborative project developed by The Piedmont Educational Foundation, the Associated Parents Clubs of Piedmont and interested community members. Our mission is to provide a dynamic, online gateway for K-12 parents and the broader community and to unify all school support organizations and community information under one roof.

By supplementing and offering access to existing websites and news sources, we hope to enable existing groups (e.g. PUSD, Parent Clubs, PEF, school support clubs, the City of Piedmont, the Recreation Department, local athletic clubs, etc.) to share information and announcements, publish a unified calendar of events and to make it easy for friends and committees to reach each other.

The goal of the site is multifold:

  • Share news items related to schools that are of interest to all
  • Streamline fundraising across all groups by making online donations easy
  • Raise awareness of important district funding issues, including parcel tax information
  • Educate parents about our collective purpose — how we all work together to support PUSD
  • Highlight events and activities related to our city and schools

To contribute a link, post an event, or submit a photo, please contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Holly Hanke & Mary Ireland ~ Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont (APCP)
Andrea Swenson & Amal Smith ~ Piedmont Educational Foundation (PEF)
June Monach ~ PUSD School Board & Community Member
Founders, The Piedmont Portal


APCP

The Associated Parents Clubs of Piedmont (APCP) has been an independent registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for many years. A collective network of six parent clubs with representative boards at each school site, our mission is to support the K-12 General Fund, collaborate with site principals, coordinate annual fund-raisers and parent volunteer efforts. We help the District in collecting parent input through surveys, questionnaires and forums, as well as provide venues for dissemination of District and school site communications and information. APCP is supported by annual membership and donations from the K-12 parent community; funds are responsibly raised and disbursed in accordance with PUSD Board of Education’s mission and goals.

PEF

The Piedmont Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization whose mission has been to promote academic excellence, champion innovation, and provide sustained financial support to the District since 1975. PEF is supported by the broader Piedmont community – by those who may not necessarily have children in the schools – and their long-standing generosity and commitment to the Piedmont schools through the Endowment and Foundation Fund.

Photographers

Jean Jarvis, Debbie Lee, Julie Reichle & Jennifer Fox

Volunteering in our schools

In the News

New business official joins PUSD
Coming from San Leandro Unified where she managed food services, technology, budgets, facilities/construction, bond oversight and bargaining negotiations, Song Chin-Bindib will be taking over for Assistant Supt Michael Brady as he transitions to managing Adult Education in Dec. More...

Piedmont welcomes 19 new teachers More...

School Board President Andrea Swenson ready for challenges of a new school year - More...

PHS' Hamlet gets excellent review at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival - "​Horatio may be played by a girl in a school uniform, yet this is the only aspect of Hamlet that gives away the fact that the performers are all high school students." More...

Beach School neighborhood burglar arrested More...

New mural in spotlight at Beach Elementary School - More...

Higher ed is embracing goals of Common Core - More...

State bill promotes year-round learning programs - More...

Counties approve high numbers of LCAP plans - More...

Superintendent Constance Hubbard: My Word
Piedmont schools are starting a year of change and innovation. More...

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PUSD Announcements & Highlights

Check out Piedmont's school spirit in this video of the first day of the 2014-15 school year.

Message from Assistant Supt Booker: "Beach School staff manages neighborhood incident calmly with “Shelter in Place” response." More...

School Board Updates - Learn more on the PUSD website. Meetings are Wed evenings (generally 1-2x/month) at 7pm at City Hall, 120 Vista. Watch board meetings live on KCOM, channel 27, or later by video archive . For agendas, minutes and meeting materials, click here.

Next Meeting: Wed, Sept 10 at 7pm - Agenda (subject to change) includes revised 2014-15 Budget and 2013-14 Unaudited Actuals; Alan Harvey Theater options.

Recent Highlights:

  • Wed, Aug 20 - Revised 14-15 budget; CSEA agreement; review of Pedestrian/Bike Plan draft
  • Tues, July 1 - Special board meeting for board member assignments; Andrea Swenson appointed President and Sarah Pearson Vice President.

  • LCFF: Jerry Brown's New School Funding Formula - Get a sense of what it means for Piedmont here. For more specifics about LCFF, please visit EdSource.

    Exemptions to Measure A School Support Tax Homeowners who reside on their property and qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may learn more about the application process here.

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