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Welcome to the Paramount Unified School District website!  ¡Bienvenidos al sitio web del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Paramount!

Superintendent’s Message

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT RUTH PEREZ REGARDING ARREST OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Paramount Unified places the highest priority on the safety and security of our students.

Although the investigation is ongoing regarding the arrest of a substitute teacher on charges of possession of child pornography, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators have determined that there is currently no evidence that the images have any connection to Paramount schools or students.

All individuals who work with our students undergo extensive background checks and fingerprinting. This employee had no criminal record and passed the screening process for hiring. However, as a result of the arrest, the employee is no longer working at our schools.

We are working together, and collaboratively with our law enforcement partners, to provide safe learning environments for our students.

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Strategic Planning

Paramount Unified School District's Strategic Plan was developed collaboratively by a team of over 40 stakeholders representing students, teachers and staff, parents, community members, and both site and district leadership.  Representatives from the City of Paramount as well as local businesses and area colleges and universities also participated.
 
The Strategic Plan addresses four key Focus Areas:
 
- College and Career Ready Graduates
- High Quality Teaching and Learning
- Positive School Climate and Environments Conducive to Learning
- Parent and Community Partnerships
 
The Strategic Plan is meant to build upon the great work that has taken place on behalf of the students in the Paramount Unified School District and raise achievement to new heights!
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High School Promise

In the spring of 2016, the Paramount Unified School District launched an ambitious undertaking: to reimagine high school. The High School Promise Initiative sparked a district-wide renewed commitment to more equitably prepare students for the demands and opportunities of college, career, and life in the 21st century. In concert with the district’s ambitious Strategic Plan, the High School Promise Initiative has been the catalyst for creating new opportunities for raising student achievement to new heights, including the launch of a  new small high school.
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LCAP

As the result of how schools in California are funded, all districts must write a Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) Plan. The purpose of this plan is to outline how the district will use Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds to meet the needs of students. Plans must align with eight state priorities and be updated annually. Each year the LCAP Committee meets to review the purpose of the plan, analyze academic data, district and school needs and discuss how to address future needs. The Committee includes teachers, administrators, classified staff, parents, high school students, and a member of the Board of Education.  PUSD’s Plan, which includes services and activities for 2017-2020,  was approved by the Los Angeles County of Education in August, 2017.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS

Dear Paramount Unified School District Families and Friends,   We have learned that our Paramount High School ASB advisor was one of the many victims shot last night in the mass shooting in Las Vegas.  She is in critical condition.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.   Counselors will be available on high school campuses to provide support for students and staff.   We are living in difficult times, where large violent acts have become much more prevalent.  While we stand together to support our PHS teacher, other members of our Paramount community may also know people who attended the concert and who may be witnesses or a victims. Please know that we are all working together to ensure our students and families are safe and to provide the emotional support needed to get us all through this moment.    If you have questions or need information regarding your student and support, please contact the Superintendent's office at 562-602-6011 and we will provide crisis counselors and support at any school.   Thank you.     Dr. Ruth Perez, Superintendent Paramount Unified School District 562-602-6011

Help us raise money for scholarships! Join us for our first Quartermania event!

On Wednesday, October 11, our district will host it's first ever Quartermania fundraising event. This is a fun evening where participants will have the opportunity to bid a quarter or two on items provided by local businesses. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for PUSD students. Last year, PUSD raised over $100,000 for scholarships; we are hoping to double that number this year! Please see the flyer for more details about the event.
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