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Pasadena Unified Board of Education Meets Thursday

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 4:41 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education is meeting this Thursday, February 25, to discuss updates on the district’s Educator Effectiveness Block Grant Expenditure Plan and its Five-Year Educational Master Plan among a number of topics.

A closed-door session starts at 4:15 p.m. to discuss personnel and litigation matters, and the public session opens at 6:45 p.m.
Public comment will be allowed from 7 p.m. from labor unions, including the United Teachers of Pasadena, California School Employees Association, Teamsters Local 911, the Association of Pasadena School Administrators and the general public. Comments will be limited to three minutes each.

A public hearing will be held to hear from PUSD staff and tio discuss plans for the District’s Educator Effectiveness Block Grant.

The proposed Expenditure Plan would use an allocation of $1,479,505 between 2015 and 2018 to support the professional development of certificated teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators.

The funds may be expended for beginning teacher and administrator support and mentoring; professional development, coaching, and support services for teachers needing improvement or additional support; professional development for teachers and administrators that is aligned to the state content standards; and programs to promote educator quality and effectiveness.

Meanwhile, the district’s Five-Year Education Master Plan is currently on the planning board and intends to enable PUSD and schools under the district to adapt teaching technologies to the innovation age.

This month, PUSD started surveying community stakeholders to form the basis of a Work Plan. PUSD says it is on track to complete the Master Plan by June 2016.

The Board of Education is also set to approve a Framework of Tiered Model for School Support for the district, which intends to develop systems and mechanisms for schools to improve student performance and measured academic outcomes.

PUSD staff are expected to present budget estimates and concrete measures to achieve higher student performance levels.
The Board meets the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room at PUSD, 351 S. Hudson Avenue in Pasadena.

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