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Welcome and Thank You For Visiting Our Website

The Palo Alto Parent Teacher Council (PTAC) is the umbrella organization for all 17 PAUSD school PTA Associations (PTAs/PTSAs). Palo Alto PTAC is a group of core volunteers working to advocate for our children for over 100 years. 

PTA membership provides you with a vote on matters that are important to your family and child. 

Last year, PTA Council volunteers collectively worked thousands of hours to put on PTA events, back-to-school events, Staff appreciation, Principal’s Coffees, and more. PTAC also advocates for district wide issues, as well as inter-school collaborations. In 2018-2019 school year, PTA Council advocated before the PAUSD Board regarding the Stanford University building project to the advantage of schools and staff. We also facilitated secondary school joint parent education events. This year we are partnering with our educational foundation, Partners in Education (PiE), and PAUSD District Departments to bring about fundraising, efficiency in calendaring, and producing relevant and timely work product that impact our kids in this school year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO? 

If you have expertise in any area and a bit of time, then we need you. Join a committee; attend a PTAC meeting (Wednesday).

Collaborative Committees

(You can serve from your school PTA as a Key Volunteer)

Special Committees

Best wishes to a successful school year (2019-2020).

Jade Chao
Council President – Palo Alto PTA Council

Welcome Back!!

We hope that you all had a great summer vacation and are refreshed and ready to start the 2019-20 school year!

There are have been a few Principal changes in PAUSD for 2019-20. Chris Grierson is moving from Duveneck to JLS, and we have
new principals at Duveneck (Annora Lee) and Palo Verde (Leslie Crane). The district also has new Chief Business Officer, Carolyn Chow.

Welcome Annora, Leslie and Carolyn!!

Here is the official PAUSD Press Release welcoming the newcomers.

Stanford GUP Info

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Now is the time to speak up or we might end up with overcrowded schools and less resources for staff and students. Please help PAUSD parents and staff know how the Stanford General Use Permit (GUP) could impact our schools. What we do now will have an impact for many years to come!
The Latest News…

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission recommended approval of Stanford University’s development application. You can read more here.  The next step in the process is for the Planning Commission’s recommendation to go to the Board of Supervisors for its consideration. This is expected to happen this fall, starting in late September with public hearings continuing through October and into November.  This is our next opportunity to make our case for full mitigation.

Earlier News Articles…

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