Thanks to Monica Hubbard for this. Wish I could be there, but will be out of town. Carry on!

Dear Altadena Friends and Neighbors, 
 
There will be a joint meeting of our Altadena Town Council and the PUSD School Board this coming Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive. (Please note that Altadena Drive is presently closed for repaving from Lake Avenue east to Santa Rosa Avenue.) This meeting follows on the heels of a successful Nov. 13 joint meeting between the Pasadena City Council and the Pasadena School Board. A similar meeting will be held in Sierra Madre at a later time. 
 
As yet, there is no agenda for the December 4 meeting posted on the Altadena Town Council’s Web site. We are working to obtain a copy of the agenda when one is available. 
 
To see the agenda and information reports from the November 13 Joint Meeting visit http://www.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2007%20agendas/Nov_13_07/agendarecap.asp . If you would like meeting notes that summarize what took place at the meeting, please e-mail me and I’ll be happy to send a copy. 
 
I hope you’ll all plan to attend the Altadena Joint Meeting on December 4 and bring with you the kinds of questions that can be addressed by these two bodies. In my mind these are “Big Picture” kinds of questions, rather than questions about individual situations that are more appropriately addressed at the school site level either with individual teachers, the school site councils, or the school site administrative leaders. 
 
What is most important, I think, is what systems and structures can be set in place by PUSD to ensure that the town of Altadena has a voice at the decision-making level in PUSD. Unlike Sierra Madre, which has its own City Council, Altadena’s Town Council is an advisory body to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors through Supervisor Antonovich’s office. However, both Altadena and Sierra Madre are part of Supervisor Antonovich’s 5th District. So I’m also interested in ways that Los Angeles County can invest in PUSD. Much as the City of Pasadena might consider handling maintenance of Pasadena school playgrounds, the County of Los Angeles could provide maintenance for the PUSD school sites located in Altadena. 
 
You will have other ideas, too. Please bring them to the meeting this Tuesday, December 4. We all need to be advocates for the schools in our town and the children and families they serve. 
 
Best wishes, 
Monica Hubbard 
Member, Invest in PUSD Kids 
626-797-5912 tel 
626-797-0210 fax 
 
P.S. Your name may be on more than one community list. Apologies if you receive duplicate messages. 
 
 

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