PUSD Volunteers of the Year for 2013 Chosen
Shirley Black, Rancho Bernardo High School
Jeanette Candelaria, Valley Elementary School
Lorna Reese, Twin Peaks Middle School
Reports for academic progress for schools in the state of California have been released and the Poway Unified School District is pleased to report that the overall Academic Performance Index (API) score for PUSD is 893. All PUSD comprehensive high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools exceeded the designated target score of 800 which the state has set for all schools to reach by the year 2014. Notably, 98% of PUSD 10th graders passed the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE.)
The Poway Unified School District today announced its policy for providing free and
reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast
Programs. The Food and Nutrition Department, located in the Poway Industrial Center, has a copy
of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
The Poway Unified School District is proud to announce the selection of Amy Smith-Richardson as principal of Morning Creek Elementary School. The selection will be recommended to the Poway Unified School District Board of Education for approval at its meeting on August 19, 2013.
The Poway Unified School District is pleased to announce new leadership at several schools beginning July 2013. Superintendent John Collins made the following announcement:
This morning Deputy Sheriffs from the Poway Sheriff’s department took three Poway Unified School
District students into custody for sale of illegal drugs. Two of the arrests occurred on the campuses of Poway
High School and Mt. Carmel High School and were made without incident. Several adults in the community
were also taken into custody. These arrests were made as a part of an on-going North San Diego County
undercover investigation by the Narcotics Task Force (NTF), the North County Regional Gang Task Force
(NCRGTF) and Deputy Sheriffs from the Poway, San Marcos and Ramona stations.