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Vision and Mission

Every child in PUSD feels a strong sense of belonging to a community that supports their academic, physical, social, and emotional growth to achieve excellence in an ever-changing world.

Our Community Schools strive to foster collaboration among families, teachers, staff, administrators, and community partners to ensure each student has equitable access to opportunities and supports to thrive in and beyond the school day.

-Revised May 2024 by the PUSD Community Schools Advisory Council

California's historic investment in Community Schools is based on Four Cornerstone Commitments that align with PUSD's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens: 
  • A commitment to assets-driven and strength-based practice
  • A commitment to racially just and restorative school climates
  • A commitment to powerful, culturally proficient, and relevant instruction
  • A commitment to shared decision-making and participatory practices 
In PUSD Community Schools, these commitments are reflected through a campus culture that values the multiple and intersectional identities and collective wisdom of our students, families, and community members; school campuses that serve as centers of community connection, healing, and wellness; school climates that embrace and support students' whole selves; school policies and practices that emphasize teaching social-emotional skills and restorative practices; collaborative and relevant learning experiences that engage students as citizens and informed decision-makers; and authentic partnership with parents and communities partners, built on a foundation of trust, cultural humility, and mutual respect.