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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

Summer Service Learning for High School

In the News

What's on the November Ballot? Prop 44, the Rainy Day Fund, but other initiatives didn't qualify - More...

Teacher tenure, aka Vergara ruling, becomes campaign issue - More...

Piedmont Harvest Festival to return Sept. 28 with food trucks and more - More...

Piedmont Choir experiences life-changing concert in Estonia - More...

Piedmont City's Capital Improvements Committee reviewed "wish list" of projects - More...

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PUSD Announcements & Highlights

Important 2014-15 Online Registration and Walk-Through Registration information will be emailed on August 1st - Parents: please review and verify personal and emergency contact information ASAP in the InfiniteCampus Parent Portal. Please enter at least (4) Non-Household (Emergency) contacts on the Demographic page on the CAMPUS Parent Login. For help accessing your account, pls email PUSD Data Mgr Maureen Rhodin at .

PUSD Superintendent Constance Hubbard announces personnel changes at Havens, Beach, PHS and in the District office - "This is a time of remarkable change at every level in this District, [and includes] curriculum, new educational technology, and a new bell schedule for the high school....We are excited about these changes, and even as we wind down this school year we are looking forward to the start of next. Please let me know if you have questions....Best wishes for the end of this school year!" Learn 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, Aug 20 at 7pm

Recent Highlights:

  • Tues, July 1 - Special board meeting for board member assignments; Andrea Swenson appointed President and Sarah Pearson Vice President.
  • Wed, June 25 - Approval of new Beach Principal Michael Corritone; review and approval of 2014-15 General Fund budget, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and District administrator salary and benefits.
  • Wed, June 11 - Agenda included recognizing retiring staff, Measure H election results, 14-15 Budget, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), PHS/MHS bell schedule, and new PHS physical science class. View complete agenda here.
  • Wed, May 28 - Agenda included approval of Common Core math pathways, new K-12 computer science standards (CSTA), recognition of National Board certified teachers.

  • 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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