The Board of Education and Foundation of the Palm Springs Unified School District will be honoring its “Champions of Excellence,” including a Distinguished Citizen, Business Partners and Education Contributors on November 16. Nominations are being accepted for Board of Education Champions. Criteria and nomination form are attached. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 18.
Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good.
As part of the state's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which is a new way to fund schools, all districts are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how we intend to meet annual goals for pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified. Palm Springs Unified's Board of Education approved the 2015-16 LCAP on June 23, written from input from community stakeholders (including parents, teachers, students, business representatives and residents).
On September, 26, James Workman Middle School will be teaming up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host an E-waste recycling collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school at 69300 30th Avenue, Cathedral City. The event is free and open to the public, and anyone who is interested in disposing their E-waste in a safe and secure environment. For more information, call (760) 770-8540
Palm Springs Unified School District opens the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Aug. 13. All students are expected to report to classes on that day. This is the first time in more than 20 years that the entire District is on one calendar.
While the school year begins a few weeks earlier than some are used to, students and their families can look forward to a full week off at Thanksgiving, completion of the first semester for high school students prior to winter break, three weeks off for winter break and two weeks off for spring break.