PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
The Enrollment Committee kicked off a series of Think Tank Meetings to look for new strategies to increase student enrollment.
By News Desk
PUSD Superintendent of Schools, Brian McDonald, Ed.D., announced a new initiative to address the challenges of declining student enrollment in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.
California Public School student enrollment dropped to the lowest levels in two decades. Many school districts in California are experiencing declines due to reduced fertility rates, domestic out-migration, lack of affordable housing, federal policies restricting immigration, and other pandemic-related matters. PUSD is not alone in looking at new strategies to increase student enrollment.
The good news is that PUSD has a pathway forward through the formation of the Superintendent’s Enrollment Committee. A twenty-three-member task force of citizens launched a series of meetings on June 8, to review and analyze enrollment statistics, demographics, and socio-economic data and brainstorm strategies to increase enrollment.
The enrollment committee includes the Pasadena Education Network, Pasadena Education Foundation, Principals, Teachers, Administration, Parents, Students, Union Leaders, Consultants, and PUSD Board Member, Jennifer Hall Lee.
With PUSD’s signature programs, quality curriculum, awarding-winning teachers, and an abundance of high school students accepted into colleges and universities across the country, the enrollment committee is extremely optimistic that a strategy can be developed and implemented. PUSD is currently actively enrolling students for schools in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre for the upcoming school year. To register your child in PUSD, visit pusd.us/enrollment.
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