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State of Schools 2022


PUSD Board President Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy delivered her 2021-2022 State of Schools address last Tuesday at McKinley School – the first time in person since 2019. In the address, Dr. Pomeroy quoted one of her favorite proverbs saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

She explained that the pandemic forced us to do too much “going alone” but working together this year is paying off in several ways:

  • The first kindergarten class of students in our Dual-Language Immersion Program will soon graduate.
  • Our magnet schools are thriving, with students able to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree simultaneously.
  • International Baccalaureate continues to produce students who are leaders and global thinkers.
  • Eight College and Career Academies offer a focused curriculum in a career field.
  • Our Health Programs and Student Wellness departments have worked non-stop to keep our students healthy and safe.

Dr. Pomeroy also said the District was successfully able to raise teacher and staff salaries this year but we have to continue to build on financial and academic success.

Special thanks to McKinley Choir and Bucket Drummers who entertained everyone, McKinley School Principal, Dr. Merian Stewart, and our eloquent student speakers: Mckinley ASB President Franco Rodriguez and Pasadena High School Senior, Miguel Roybal Monzo.

State of Schools 2022 took place at 

McKinley School Gymnasium
325 S. Oak Knoll Avenue

Doors at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m.
The event included student performances and was free and open to the public.

Read the 2022 State of Schools Speech