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Pasadena Unified Offers Early Retirement for Union Members to Reduce Layoffs, New Talks Scheduled for Friday

Negotiations continue tonight between the Pasadena Unified School District and the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) over an early retirement plan that PUSD hopes would save the District much needed money and at the same time reduce planned layoffs in the face of a budget deficit. A Pasadena Unified School District board member said that the negotiators earlier failed to reach a resolution due to…

Pasadena Unified Hosts Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements

High school counselors and principals will host four Town Hall meetings February 20 – March 27, 2018 to inform families and students about Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) graduation requirements that will take effect with…

Council, School Board Approve Election Charter Amendment Measure for Voters to Consider in June

[Editor's Note: This story originally omitted important information about a key motion made by Councilmember Tyron Hampton. That has been corrected below.] “Now it’s up to the voters,” said Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Thursday evening,…

Pasadena Unified School Board, City Council Report on Budget Woes at Joint Meeting

With the Pasadena Unified School Board fresh from passing a County-mandated Fiscal Stabilization Plan cutting millions from the District’s spending, and the City’s staff urging Council consideration of Mayor’s Tornek proposed city sales tax, the…

Pasadena’s Pacific Oaks College Now Offering Courses in Social Justice

Pasadena’s Pacific Oaks College has launched undergraduate and graduate programs in social justice and advocacy for students who wish to turn their passion for human rights into a possible career, said a report in Yes…

Pasadena High School Student Winner of Armenian Educational Foundation Oratorical Contest

The 10 participating students who represented their respective Armenian high schools in both Armenian and English language. Photo, Armenian Educational Foundation via Facebook An 11th grader from the A.G.B.U. (Armenian General Benevolent Union) Vatche and…

Caltech Students Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Matthew Weidner and Aishwarya Nene at Caltech Credit: Caltech Two Caltech seniors have been awarded the Churchill Scholarship, which will fund their graduate studies at…

ArtCenter Project Aims at Building Mutual Trust Between Long Beach Police, Residents

Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a project aiming to build mutual…

Pasadena Unified Seeks Applicants for Vacant Seats on Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education seeks applicants to fill five vacant seats on the Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee. The volunteer…

Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening of New Student-Run Banking Branch inside John Muir High School

The Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its new banking branch on the campus of John Muir High School last Thursday;…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Announces School Board Will Take Action on Fiscal Stabilization Plan This Month

Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald The Pasadena Unified Board of Education will take action this month on a Fiscal Stabilization Plan that could produce $6.9 million in savings, reductions including $2.47 million in central office cuts, and new revenues for the 2017-2018 school year, Superintendent Brian McDonald said in a lengthy mass email sent to the PUSD community today. “We anticipate filing the District’s 2017-2018 Second Interim Report with a ‘qualified’ certification that returns us to fiscal stability,” McDonald said, later adding the District is now “on track to adopting a balanced budget by June 30.” The first…

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