It has been a pretty exciting year for the Governing Board. Earlier this month, we kicked off the first “PVSchools Student Voice Council” and met 24 very active and enthusiastic students from our five high schools and Sweetwater Community School. They have many intriguing topics they wish to discuss with the Governing Board, and we are very eager to take this unique step to hear from students.

It is our first full year of hosting “Bagels with the Board,” which features open and shared dialogue with our parents throughout the district. It has allowed us to hear from parents about the good things in our district. Some concerns shared have prompted changes to address those concerns that we would have not heard about had we not had the meetings.

Our final meeting for 2017 will be on December 18th from 10-11 a.m. and will be at Desert Cove Elementary School. All parents in PVSchools are welcome, and the invitation is not just for the Desert Cove Community.

As we head into the Holiday Break, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Boxing Day or any of the numerous holidays, the Paradise Valley Unified School District Governing Board wishes you a safe and Happy Holiday and a healthy and Happy New Year.