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The Board Selection Process

Local Boards of Education conduct the business of the District in public.  The essential functions of Boards include setting policy, reviewing procedures, selecting the Superintendent, and aligning resources to support our schools.  They also serve as a model for how we hope to structure discussions, solve problems, and communicate.

For only the fourth time in the history of our District, and the first time since 1972, our Board was charged with appointing a member to fill a vacated position.  It was an opportunity for our Board to demonstrate its commitment to a transparent process, including public applications, interviews, and deliberations.  The Board also committed to interview each of the fifteen candidates, choosing inclusion over convenience.  Finally, the Board asked the League of Women Voters to moderate the event, adding an element of integrity... Continue Reading The Board Selection Process


Important Dates for 2015-16 Enrollment
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has announced the following important dates for enrollment procedures for the 2015-16 school...

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Congratulations Fall Sports Teams
Congratulations to all of the Palos Verdes and Peninsula High School fall sports teams for successful seasons.  The Peninsula...

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District & Schools Rate High in Rankings
PVPUSD schools rank in the top tier of the latest K-12 School Rankings by Niche K-12 which offers unique insight...

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Safe School Resources
A Safe School Resources page has been added to the PVPUSD website to provide information for students, parents, staff and...

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