On Friday, Aug. 18, PUSD sent an email to parents and guardians inviting interested parties to submit an application to serve on the Superintendent Advisory Council.
The Council was first formed in 2021 as the “Superintendent Community Advisory Committee” after an outside consultant recommended — and parents called for — the formation of the group in the midst of pandemic-related school closures. At that time, eight parent/guardian members (one per school + two at-large) were selected to serve on the committee. This year, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hawn says six parents, one per school site, will be selected.
The email states that:
Parents/Guardians with students at multiple PUSD schools are asked to choose only one school. Candidate applications will be presented to each school community for consideration and a vote. The District will facilitate the voting process through the Superintendent’s office.
Candidates receiving the most votes from their respective school communities will be placed on the council. Selected members are encouraged to attend their respective school’s Parent Club Meetings to report-out on the council’s discussions.
Other representatives on the SAC will include two student board members, two certificated staff (APT: one elementary, one secondary), two classified (CSEA: one elementary, one secondary), two school board members, the PEF executive director, two administrators (APSA: one elementary, one secondary), and the superintendent.
The email says that applications will be sent to families on Aug. 18, applications due Aug. 25, voting will take place by Aug. 31 and the first meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6.