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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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School & Community Highlights

Questions about the high school theater, also known as the Alan Harvey Theater, and the upcoming June 2014 Measure H bond election?

  • FAQs, including cost comparisons and background, can be found here.
  • For FAQs regarding accessibility, please click here.
  • To learn more about PUSD's management of bonds and capital improvements, please read the Financial Summary of the Seismic Safety Bond Program, here.
  • Please email with more questions.

  • Learn about Common Core Standards, the new K-12 educational standards being adopted in schools nationwide. PUSD website has articles, videos and other sources of information here. PUSD is hosting forums on Common Core and new assessment systems throughout the year.

  • Common Core Curriculum Forum - Apr 24 & May 29. All meetings are 3:30-5:00pm in the PHS Student Center.
  • Common Core Math Standards Discussions & Reports Attend, learn and join the many upcoming discussions about the new math standards and course sequencing: Apr 24, May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 28. More details, location, times here.
  • Common Core Math FAQs.
  • Learn about proposed CC Math progressions here

  • 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 and meeting materials, click here.

  • Wed, April 9 Highlights include facilities green standards; facilities use fee structure; school site safety plans; student accountability reports; approval of the 2% Parcel Tax escalator and a review of 13-14 District goals.
  • Highlights from Wed, March 26 - Approval of Measure A parcel tax escalator; review of new computer-based assessment system, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) to replace STAR tests; final public hearing for CSEA contract openers; & announcement of Art Hecht winner, Ray Perman.

  • 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.

    Access to PEF Student Directories Online Directory comes with $60 membership to your Parent Club, along with a hard copy directory. Not yet a registered member? Join online or call 653-1816. Membership is limited to parents and guardians of students.

    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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    In the News

    Prop 30 Passes: California Votes to Fund Education - Learn more in Bloomberg/Business Week and the SF Chronicle.

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