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Importance of Arts in Education

Importance of Arts in Education

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Area VII For the first time in over 10 years Aptos High’s homecoming football game was accompanied by a band from Aptos High with support from several of our local middle schools. Due to efforts by school site officials, increased funding at the District level, and […]

New College and Career Center

New College and Career Center

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee, PVUSD Recently, I got the opportunity to participate in a meeting about the college readiness of high school senior’s graduating locally. One thing that really stood out in my mind during the meeting was that in the next five years 90% of all jobs will require at least a 2-year college […]

Measure L Progress for Aptos

Measure L Progress for Aptos

By Jeff Ursino, PVUSD Trustee Area VII I often get asked what the status of the Measure L Bond is and when certain changes or projects are going to be completed. The good news is that this summer Aptos area schools are going to see several projects finally come to fruition. Many of the projects […]

The Goal: Internet Access for all PVUSD Students

The Goal: Internet Access for all PVUSD Students

By Maria Orozco, President PVUSD Board of Trustees, and Jeff Ursino, PVUSD Trustee On November 16 the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees considered several programs expanding access to Internet services for low income students across the district. With the introduction of Chromebooks and possible rollout of digital textbooks, there is a sense of […]

Forced Release of Confidential Student Data

Forced Release of Confidential Student Data

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee Pajaro Valley Unified School District Recently, the news has been reporting on a lawsuit called Morgan Hill Concerned Parents vs. the California Department of Education and the requirements the state has to provide student’s information as evidence in this lawsuit. I personally have been asked what the lawsuit is about, why […]

PVUSD Updates

PVUSD Updates

By Jeff Ursino New State Testing Results Recently, students across PVUSD took a test called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, coined the CAASPP. This is the first time the test has been administered district wide and this year’s results will be used as the baseline to gauge improvements and needed areas of […]

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