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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.

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In the News

State legislature passes stiffest US bill to protect K-12 students' online data - More...

Piedmont schools roll out Chromebooks in new tech plan - More...

'F' on City's smoking ordinance sparks debate More...

City welcomes new Rec Dept Director More...

Harvest Festival undergoing changes this year More...

9 PHS students named National Merit Semifinalists - More...

Family creates PEF fundraiser in late grad's memory - More...

Crowd gathers at PMS Learnscape Lunchpark dedication to Bill Drum - More...

New Piedmont Police Captain is San Jose Veteran - More...

The most important figure in school reform we never talk about - More...

State awards Common Core test contract More...

The Piedmont Education Speaker Series (ESS) kicks off its 2014-2015 season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 with a panel discussion on "Preparing Students for the Age of Technology."
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Teachers positive and hopeful at the start of game changing year
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Time, support, and culture of collaboration are critical for Common Core integration
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PUSD Announcements & Highlights

What's the difference between Infinite Campus and Online Registration?
IC is the secure PUSD student information system, and OR is the secure online system for school purchases, donations and membership dues to Parent Clubs and support groups. Access to both are password protected and limited to parents and guardians. Problems with IC login, please click here, and with OR login, please click here or email .

Message from Tri-School Principals & Director of Curriculum & Instruction on Common Core and new approaches to homework. More...

Call for School Support Tax Subcommittee members - Apply by Fri, Oct 17 for seat on Advisory Subcommittee for the School Support Tax (Measure A) passed by the voters in March 2013. More...

Budget Advisory Committee Meeting - Thurs, Oct 9 3:30-5pm in the District Boardroom. Learn more about the District budget and budget planning process. More...

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

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Tues, NOT Wed, Sept 23 - Agenda (subject to change) includes review of modernization plans; Alan Harvey Theater options.

  • Recent Highlights:

  • Wed, Sept 10 - Revised 2014-15 Budget and 2013-14 Unaudited Actuals; contract for new business manager Song Chin-Bindib; resolution regarding state limits on district's budget reserves, aka "Local Reserves Cap."
  • 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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