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Student Assembly and Council

Six PUSD students have been elected to serve on PUSD’s very first Student Council: 

The elected Student Council juniors who will serve in 2023-24 are: Matthew (Matteo) Paz  (PHS) Emilio Alban (Blair) Kaitlan Sakuma (Marshall).

The elected Student Council sophomores who will serve in 2024-25 are: Jack (JP) Ramirez (PHS) Lesley Chee (Blair) Terra Bondsmith (Muir).

In addition, three high school students have been elected to serve on the Student Assembly alongside the Student Council Members. They are: Lucas Kittle (PHS, 9), Jade Farrise (PHS, 12), Mphatso Johnson (Muir, 12).

The newly elected  were voted on by the high school student body on their respective campuses between March 20-22, 2024. 

The six Student Council Members will be sworn in at PUSD’s Board of Education meeting on March 28, 2024.

Council Members who are voted in to join the Assembly will serve on the Student Council and offer input through a preferential vote at PUSD’s monthly Board of Education (BOE) meetings. Student Council members from all PUSD high schools will rotate attendance at BOE meetings; however, all PUSD BOE agenda items (except material for closed sessions) will be discussed and voted on at Student Assembly meetings at all six high schools.

The Student Assembly commitment is: 

  • Regular attendance at District-wide Assembly meetings (details such as virtual or in-person) 

  • Weekly in-person attendance at one in-person meeting on your campus with Assembly and Council members from your school, during school hours with your school’s advisor. 

  • Student Council only: Lead weekly Assembly meetings on your campus

  • Student Council only: Attend two person Board of Education meetings at the district office.

Meeting times will be determined by elected Student Assembly Members, and all hours will be community service hours.

Meetings will be held approximately once every other week and the board meeting agenda items will be voted on within the meetings. There will also be designated times for students to bring up issues at the meetings for their Student Council members to voice at PUSD BOE meetings.

PUSD Student’s Think Tank will act as a support service to the Student Assembly, and will provide help as needed. This includes, but is not limited to: training student board members, giving support for meetings, and attending assembly meetings.

Please reach out to the individuals below if you have any questions:


Michael Dakan

Rhyna Vasquez

Jessica Volpi 

CIS Academy

Scott Phelps  

Hailee Cota

Marshall Fundamental

Jonathan Miller


Manuel Rustin

Pasadena High School

David Flores

Rose City

Ngozi Ezieme

Deborah Melahouris

Richard Lightner

Student Think Tank gmail

Student reps

Student Think Tank Facilitator

Sehba Sarwar