As students and staff attend our schools following our national election results, we want to ensure all that the Palm Springs Unified School District administration and staff is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. We understand that there may be feelings of fear and apprehension among some of our students and their families.
Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good.
Madonna Gerrell will become Palm Springs Unified School District's newest member of the Board of Education on Dec. 13.
Gerrell, a teacher in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and parent of two Cathedral City High graduates, won the Trustee Area 1 election Nov. 8, replacing Shari Stewart, who did not seek re-election. She will take the oath of office at the Dec. 13 Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. at 980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.
The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District will host a benefit concert in the newly opened Richards Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Featuring the pop music group PostModern Jukebox, the event will also launch the Foundation’s “Grab Your Seat’ commemorative naming initiative for the Center.
As part of the state's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which is a new way to fund schools, all districts are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how we intend to meet annual goals for pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified. Palm Springs Unified's Board of Education approved the 2016-17 LCAP on June 28, following written from input from community stakeholders (including parents, teachers, students, business representatives and residents).
The Palm Springs Unified School District announces the 30-day public display of the Language Arts materials being considered for adoption for grades TK-5. The recommended programs are:
Macmillan/McGraw Hill – Wonders
Benchmark Education- Benchmark Advance
The materials are on display from 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday through December 4, 2016 at the District Office located at 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Educational Services, Suite 201, Palm Springs.