May 8 2016

Proposed New School Bond, Wellness Center, Increased Parcel Tax Levy Hearing: School Board Meeting May 10

New School Facilities Bond measure poll results, final Public Hearing on increasing the parcel tax for school operating costs to $2,553.26 per year per parcel, Volunteer of the Year Award, Graduation dates, and Wellness Center report – 

The May 11, 2016 Piedmont Unified School District will meet at 7:00 p.m. Regular Session in the Council Chambers, City Hall 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont.


PUSD Facilities Master Plan Community Polling Presentation and Results  [Potential Parcel Tax Funding]

The Piedmont Education Foundation, the Piedmont Unified School District contracted with True North Research to conduct a community poll that gauges voters’ interest in supporting a local bond measure to fund school facility repairs and improvements.  Dr. McLarney will provide an overview of the polling methodology organization, and results.


PUSD Wellness Center – Student Leadership Programs

PHS Counselor Amanda Carlson and student representatives from the PUSD Wellness Center Leadership Programs will present on the positive impact of the Peer Advisor and Youth Educator programs at PHS, MHS, and PMS will present information of the Wellness Center, which has provided opportunities for students to engage in Peer Education and Leadership programs that significantly enhance overall student health and community.  These include peer mediation, peer advisement, and Youth Educator programs at Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont/Millennium High Schools.


The PMS 8th Grade graduation will be held Wednesday, June 8th at 5 p.m. at Witter Field. The Millennium High School graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Hall. The Piedmont High School graduation will be held on June 9th at 5 p.m. at Witter Field.


Near the end of the meeting the Board will: Conduct 2nd Public Hearing and “Approve” the Proposed Levy of Current School Support Tax, Measure A, to be Levied in 2016-17

School Parcel tax is to be increased to $2,553.26 per parcel for 2016-17. 

The Board of Education will discuss the option to continue the levy at its current rate or to increase the levy up to the statutory level of $2,553.26 per parcel, which represents a 2% increase from the current rate of $2,503.20 per parcel.

The Board will discuss and receive public input regarding the proposed levy of the school support tax for 2016-17. This is the second and final public hearing. The Board will take action on any levy and increase after the second public hearing.

Read prior article on school parcel tax levy here.

The public is invited to provide comment at the Board meeting or prior to the meeting by email to the Board of Education at

The meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 27 and from the City’s website under online videos.  The meeting, open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m. on May 11, 2016. 

May 11 Agenda < read the full agenda

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