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School Board affirms sanctuary school status

February 3, 2017

Written By: Maya Rapoport During the Palo Alto Unified Board of Education meeting on Jan. 10, the Board unanimously approved a resolution affirming support of undocumented students and families and making Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) schools “sanctuary schools” for immigrants. The resolution was approved two weeks before President [...]

PAUSD approves 16 new elective courses for 2017-2018 school year

February 3, 2017

Written by Joy Huang Sixteen new courses were approved by the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for the upcoming school year. Eight of the courses will be offered at Gunn, including The Art of Visual Storytelling, Chinese Civilization and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, Multimedia Journalism, Topics [...]

VTA route resolution calls for student, community input

February 3, 2017

Written by Cassie Bond The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) recently released a new draft plan, changing the current 88 bus lines that provides public transport for students going to and from Gunn, as well as riders in Palo Alto who commute to places such as the Veterans Affairs hospital. Currently, there are three 88 buses: the 88, 88L and [...]

District to implement new web filtering program, Securly

February 3, 2017

Written by Samuel Tse and Jennifer Gao   On Jan. 10, Securly, a new cloud-based web filtering system, was enabled on Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) school Chromebooks. Although the program was disabled the day after its initially-planned implementation date due to issues caused by the inability to log into personal email accounts, [...]

Office for Civil Rights sets steps for sexual harassment protocol

February 3, 2017

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis and Stephy Jackson This December, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) presented the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) with a proposed Resolution Agreement related to sexual harassment cases from previous years not handled according to district protocol. The agreement has not yet been [...]

Election results incite campus harassment

December 9, 2016

Written by Janet Wang At Woodside High School, sophomore Jade Armenio was physically assaulted for expressing her support for President-elect Donald Trump on Instagram the night of the election, though her attackers alleged that she had made racist comments as well. Similarly at Gunn, harassment and bullying incidents on campus have increased. [...]

Election results incite campus harassment

December 6, 2016

Written by Janet Wang At Woodside High School, sophomore Jade Armenio was physically assaulted for expressing her support for President-elect Donald Trump on Instagram the night of the election, though her attackers alleged that she had made racist comments as well. Similarly at Gunn, harassment and bullying incidents on campus have increased. [...]

Construction to begin on campus

December 2, 2016

In January, the area surrounding Spangenberg Theater, the Student Activities Center (SAC) and the music building will be fenced off as construction on the Central Building Project begins. The Central Building Project involves the renovation of Spangenberg’s lobby, new music classrooms connected directly to Spangenberg and a two-story building [...]