PVP Council of PTAs organizes an annual spring lobbying trip to Sacramento. The overall goal of the program is to ... Read More >>
Parents Make a Difference
The success of PVPUSD schools is due to many factors but one of the most significant is our parents. PVPUSD parent ... Read More >>
Walking With a Purpose
Peninsula and Palos Verdes High School students continue to impress and lead by example. 1,300 students at ... Read More >>
STEM Begins Early in PVPUSD
PVPUSD was one of the first school districts in the nation to launch a high school engineering and robotics program... Read More >>
An Eye to the Horizon
In 2015, our PVPUSD Board of Education developed eight District Goals to guide our work and establish priorities... Read More >>
Student Leadership at the State Level
Peninsula High School's Michael McFarland is the only student on the California State Board of Education. He not only ... Read More >>
Raising $3.4 Million for Schools
On March 10th, the Peninsula Education Foundation received a $240,000 check from the Skechers Foundation for ... Read More >>
Learning Beyond the Classroom
PVPUSD students are exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom through ... Read More >>
PVPUSD Progress Report
We are approaching the final stretch of the year. In a few weeks, our students will enter, promote, or graduate from the PVPUSD. Earlier this year, we shared the PVPUSD Road Map to outline some of the work ahead of us for the next three years. This is a time of reflection for many of our families, so we thought it would also be an appropriate time to benchmark our progress related to the first year of our ambitious plan. This brief summary will highlight some aspects of our plan in the areas of Personnel, Facilities, and Curriculum & Instruction.
Personnel The success of PVPUSD begins with our people. We believe strongly in hiring, training, and retaining, the best possible employees. Over the last year, we have promoted several internal employees, trained hundreds of teachers in research-based instructional strategies, reduced administrative positions, and created collaboration time at the elementary school level for teachers to plan together. We have also added teaching and classified positions despite declining enrollment, improved the elementary PE program, and hosted the first-ever professional development opportunity for every classified member of the District. There is no finish line in this work, but the first steps are in motion.
Facilities Our Board of Education recently approved a Request for Proposals to create a much-needed Facilities Master Plan. The plan will identify challenges and opportunities at each of our sites ranging from safety to function. We have reduced consumption of water and electricity and are taking steps to produce our own energy. Additionally, we have successfully refinanced existing bond debt for taxpayer savings, while maintaining our credit rating of Aa1. Safety remains a top priority across the District. We have upgraded our first three playground surfaces and equipment with more on the horizon.
We will continue to evaluate the gap between what is and what could be for our District. The journey to World Class is challenging, complex, and completely worth it! We are a few exams, some awards banquets, and a number of last-minute opportunities to make lifetime memories away from the end of a banner year. Let's finish strong!
The First Edition of our Year End Results book chronicles work completed over the past two years. While not an exhaustive compilation, the document is designed to memorialize some of the most impactful initiatives, highlight noteworthy accomplishments, acknowledge challenges, and foreshadow future work.