Community members are invited to attend a special virtual meeting of the Pleasanton Unified School District, where they can "meet and engage" with the Board of Trustees and entire executive cabinet on Tuesday night, starting 6 p.m.
An update on PUSD's five organizational goals for the 2021-22 school year will open the event, followed by an overview of the district's COVID-19 response efforts. Time will also be dedicated to hearing from parents and other community members during public comment.
Superintendent David Haglund along with Ed Diolazo, Julio Hernandez, Ahmad Sheikholeslami and Janelle Woodward -- assistant superintendents of student support services, human resources, business services, and teaching and learning, respectively -- are all expected to address the audience that evening.
Patrick Gannon, spokesman for the district, told the Weekly, "For the information that we share, it'll be more introducing our board, executive cabinets and goals," and added that "timely" information about their COVID response will be shared, "because that's where we anticipate questions."
Recent COVID response efforts by the district outlined in the presentation include maintaining open lines of communication with county and state public health officials, hiring COVID response staff for testing and contact tracing, and offering on-site antigen testing for students exposed while at school. Officials will also go over upcoming staff vaccine mandates, which go into effect next month.
The district's five goals aim to "leverage personalized learning strategies and growth-based assessments to increase achievement and identify opportunity gaps," as well as "improve the physical, mental and social wellness of students, families, and staff" through intervention and support structures.
Other priorities seek to have the district "understand the systemic barriers to equity and inclusion in order to work strategically to deconstruct them"; "promote a professional culture that values collaboration and supports efforts to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and highly qualified workforce"; and "sustain effective customer service, communication, and stakeholder engagement."