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Pasadena Unified Vision Statement, Leadership Goals Up for Discussion at Next Meeting

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:17 pm

Pasadena Board of Education members plan to discuss a new vision statement, as well as leadership goals for the current school year, during their meeting on Thursday.

The leadership goals presentation results from a meeting of district principals held on Sept. 16. It’s divided into three sections: Student Engagement, Family Engagement, and Commitment to Black Students.

The Student Engagement goals largely revolve around keeping students attentive and interested while attending school remotely.

Family Engagement goals included implementing new resources and techniques to promote “the systematic, integrated and sustained inclusion of families and programs, aligned to student’s development, learning, and wellness, where families have shared resources for access and equity, in an effort to create a culture of shared responsibility,” according to the report prepared for the district.

Among items to be discussed under the goal of the district’s Commitment to Black Students are to include dedicating regular times to address the needs of Black students; aligning resources such as tutoring and speakers, proportionately at schools “for targeted support for students and families;” building relationships with Black students and parents; and revisiting hiring practices “to reflect our commitment to the needs of our Black students and families,” according to the report.

In another item, the Board of Education will discuss a draft of the PUSD’s new vision statement, which currently reads: “We are the first choice in education for families and students who value academic excellence, innovation, and diversity in programs and students. We focus our resources, in partnership with our families, so that each child thrives.”

Other items on the lengthy agenda include consideration of consultant contracts and a resolution noting the districts “Commitment to Latino/a/x and Indigenous Students.”

Thursday’s meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m., but is not expected to begin open session until 3 p.m.

It can be viewed online at, and the agenda can be found at

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