PSD statement about student walkout

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27

We are aware of the planned student walkout today (Feb. 27) and honor our students’ right to express their views and opinions in a respectful way. We understand that the right to protest is a time-honored tradition in our country. We certainly would have preferred these activities take place outside of the regular school day.

Today’s activities are the result of a grassroots effort by students and are not district sponsored or endorsed, as PSD does not support any viewpoint or advocacy group.

Help guide PSD by serving on the District Accountability Committee - several seats open

The PSD District Accountability Committee is looking for representatives to fill several open seats for the 2018-19 school year.

The District Accountability Committee is made up of parent and school representatives who provide guidance and recommendations regarding the district's spending priorities, Improvement Plan, and charter schools to the PSD Board of Education. 

Representatives needed:

PSD enters next phase of school start time discussion

After combing through survey responses from more than 10,000 people, the Board of Education and District leadership have decided to move forward with a community scenario committee and community discussions about changing school start times. 

So far, the District has received generally positive feedback about starting middle and high school classes later in the morning, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools Scott Nielsen explained to the Board at a recent meeting. 

Classified employees and Integrated Services staff selected for yearly awards

Exceptional classified employees and Integrated Services staff will be honored with special awards at two banquets later in April. See the award winners and nominees below!

 

Classified Awards

Classified employees are a diverse group that includes administrative assistants, bus drivers, kitchen staff, technology folks, video specialists and more! 

PSD Board honors numerous academic and athletic accomplishments

The PSD Board of Education recognized many outstanding students and staff at their meeting March 20. Recognitions included the state Science Bowl and History Bowl/Bee winners, along with numerous athletes and an outstanding community partner. More information about each of these is posted below. Watch the PSD TV video for the entire board recognition below.  

Outstanding community partner - ARC

PSD spelling bee winner - Rahul Ghosh, Kinard Middle School