Pasadena Unified’s Festival Seeks to Help Parents Choose Schools

first_img Make a comment 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Herbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Uncategorized Pasadena Unified’s Festival Seeks to Help Parents Choose Schools From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 2:47 am Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Making the choice on where to send a child to school can be a daunting and stressful task for families.To make this decision a little easier, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is hosting the inaugural First Choice Festival Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the PUSD Education Center, 351 South Hudson Avenue (Corner of Hudson Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard), in Pasadena.The First Choice Festival will be a one stop shop for parents and the community to meet and speak to representatives from every PUSD school. Whether families are considering a PUSD signature program school or simply want to learn more about the campus down the block, this festival is an opportunity to find the best educational fit for each individual family.“I would like to invite residents of Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre to the festival to learn more about their public schools and the exciting programs that are being offered,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “The First Choice Festival will showcase the multitude of educational options in PUSD, including programs that prepare students with global and enduring skills for the 21st century.”At the festival there will be information and presentations about PUSD signature programs such as Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate, College & Career Pathways, and the district’s new magnet schools (See below for presentation schedule and topics). There will also be activities for kids, information about preschool and afterschool programs, and free immunizations required for students to attend school (for uninsured or Medi-Cal eligible children). Festival attendees can enter a raffle to win a family membership to Kidspace Museum or a full scholarship to the Pasadena Educational Foundation Summer Enrichment Program.The timing of the festival coincides with the district’s Open Enrollment process which runs from January 9-February 6. Open Enrollment is an opportunity for district students to apply to a school other than the one they attended in 2013-2014 or for those enrolling in PUSD for the first time and interested in applying to a school other than their neighborhood school. Staff will be available at the festival to help parents complete the online Open Enrollment application. Open Enrollment applications can also be submitted online at translation will be provided for all presentations. For more information about PUSD schools visit or call (626) 396-3606. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Private funds will help build splash pad

first_img Published 3:00 am Saturday, June 11, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Ashton Estees, South Central Alabama Development Council, is working with the city to prepare the grant application.The Community Development Enhancement grants were announced the first of May, Estees said.However, the city was not aware of the grants until two weeks ago.“We’ve been working on the grant for about two weeks,” Estees said. “The council will vote at its June 21 meeting whether or not to submit the grant application.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Private funds will help build splash pad Print Article Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas had discussed the grant application for the park with the council at its Tuesday meeting but no vote was taken.Thomas said he was going to move ahead and prepare the grant application to have it ready for submission if the council votes in favor of the project.Ramage said if the council votes to submit a grant for the park project, the competition will be stiff.“About 50 applications will be submitted but only about 20 will be funded,” he said. “With the private investor our chances are improved.”Ramage said the park would be constructed on a section of nine acres of city property.“We’ll still have property available for other forms of recreation, maybe soccer fields, at the site later on,” he said.The park will be located on the lower side of the city’s property with an access road leading from Veterans Boulevard to the parking area, which will accommodate about 20 vehicles. The splash pad and playground will be located beyond the parking area.The proposed walking trail will circle the splash pad and playground area. Trees will provide shade along some parts of the trail.Ramage said the park would not be supervised except by the Brundidge Police Department. There will be no lighting at the park and it will be closed at night.Those who attended the public hearing viewed slides of the slash pad and park that is under construction in Ozark. Estees said the Brundidge splash pad and restroom facilities would be similar to those in the Ozark park. The estimated cost of the splash pad alone is $115,000. The city currently has two parks, Galloway Park and Ramage Park. Galloway Park, on the north side of town, has a ball field, basketball court, playground and community building.Ramage Park on the south side of town has ball fields, a playground area, restroom facilities and a concession stand. The city is in the process of remediating a small park that was closed several years ago. The remediation plans include a walking trail, gazebo and picnic tables at Ramage Park. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Private Funds Will Help Build Splash Pad The City of Brundidge has a private investor who could funnel $100,000 or more into the half-million dollar proposed splash… read more Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage told those who attended the public hearing that the city council is considering submitting an application for a CDBG Community Development Enhancement Grant in the estimated amount of $583,000 with the city’s match at about $259,000.“The city has a private investor – an anonymous investor – for the project, who could commit $100,000 or more, ” Ramage said. “This private investment in the project will give us a much better chance of receiving the grant and will reduce the city’s match for the project.”Ramage said the city only has a short time to prepare and submit the grant application. The deadline to submit the grant is July 1, 2016. The City of Brundidge has a private investor who could funnel $100,000 or more into the half-million dollar proposed splash pad and recreation park.The Brundidge City Council conducted a public hearing Friday morning at City Hall to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the proposed park and also the proposed grant to assist in funding the park. The parks would be built on city property on Veterans Boulevard and, if funded, would include a splash pad, a playground, walking trail, restroom facilities, a picnic table and a bench.last_img read more

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Key people need key financial data

first_imgThere are a number of constituency groups within a credit union, the people of which have (or should have) an interest in their respective credit union’s financial health.  These constituency groups include regulators, managers, employees, committees and members.  Making sure these people understand the importance of being aware of a credit union’s financial standing and then keeping them informed can be daunting for CEOs.  The challenge becomes particularly acute when it comes to people who serve on a voluntary basis on a variety of credit union committees.  And yet, these volunteers often are the people regulators expect to assume the highest levels of responsibility for a credit union’s viability and compliance.   Credit union committees most likely to be manned wholly or partially by volunteers include boards of directors, supervisory committees and asset/liability management committees (ALCO).  These committees are critical to a credit union’s existence.  Yet, for volunteers, their credit union responsibilities are often secondary to their respective professions.  The most competent volunteers usually have a limited amount of time to devote to their credit union’s affairs.  The purpose of this article is to focus on some critical credit union committees and the volunteers who make up these committees.  We’ll briefly delve into why volunteers should constantly be aware of their credit union’s financial standing.  Then we’ll explore how managers can help volunteers meet their mandated financial responsibilities with a minimum of time.The Board of Directors May be Comprised of Volunteers but Responsibilities Are Still HighNCUA has made it clear that individuals serving on boards of directors are to be held to high standards and expectations as described in regulations (CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS; Title 12 – BANKS AND BANKING; PART 701- ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS; §701.4 General authorities and duties of Federal credit union directors).The board of directors is responsible for the general direction and control of affairs of their Federal credit union.  The ultimate responsibility of each Federal credit union’s board of directors for that Federal credit union’s direction and control is non-delegable.  Board members are expected to:Carry out their duties in good faith and in the best interests of the membership as a wholeAdminister affairs fairly and impartiallyWithin six months of election, have a working knowledge of credit union finances and accounting practicesDirect management’s operation in conformity with regulationsAmong the key competencies board members are expected to master are basic financial literacy and financial analysis.Boards are expected to make sure the credit union maintains its sound financial condition and boards should continually assess the credit union’s financial performance.Volunteers Often Serve on ALCOs A credit union’s Asset/Liability Management Committee (ALCO) is probably the most important operating task force that serves in a credit union.  A credit union’s ALCO is responsible for the coordinated oversight of its balance sheet.  Regulators expect a credit union’s ALCO to assume responsibility for recommending to the board of directors the amount of risk to which the credit union should be exposed.  ALCO membership should include representation from each major department within a credit union including the board of directors and the supervisory committee.   ALCOs should be tracking key financial data within a credit union to assure the ALCO is performing according to regulations and making effective recommendations to management and the board of directors.For Volunteers, Quality Data over Quantity is ImperativeEvery person in a credit union who serves in a leadership positon needs to be provided a number of reports to keep them aware of the performance of that credit union.  Because a credit union’s financial standing can shift quickly, it is best to provide reports monthly.  Volunteers often serve on boards and other required committees within credit unions.  These volunteers usually have limited time to devote to their credit union duties.  It imperative they have critical financial data in a capsulated format that they and other leaders can scan quickly and determine if there are areas that  need to be  “drilled down on”.   The best method to provide important financial data in a capsulated format is to utilize key financial indicators reports.   Key financial indicators that reflect the most significant areas leaders need to focus on need not make up a lengthy list.  An effective key financial indicator report can usually be fitted on one page and can be quickly scanned by a trained observer.  Based on years of research and experience, this author makes the following recommendations regarding key financial indicators reports:A committee, or an experienced consulting firm,  be commissioned to create the list of key financial indicatorsKey financial indicators be tracked for three to five yearsLong-term goals for each indicator be reflected on the reportColor coding be used in the report that highlights indicators according to the level they are within or outside parameters (i.e. green, yellow, red, etc.)  A stochastic, statistically-validated method be used to determine indicators that should be reflected on the report to assure the indicators represent data that are significant to the meeting of long-term objectivesThe list of key financial indicators be limited to no more than a dozen and a halfIn Summary:Credit unions are dependent on volunteers to serve in key positions.  Typically, turnover is high among competent volunteers because of their time constraints.  Keeping experienced volunteers in their respective positions is as important as keeping experienced employees.   Respecting the limited time volunteers have to devote to credit union affairs helps to assure they will stay in their positions longer.  Providing key data in a capsulated format will help to keep volunteers informed and effective with a minimal amount of their time. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dennis Child Dennis Child is a 40 year veteran credit union CEO recently retired. He has been associated with TCT for 25 years. Today, Dennis enjoys providing solutions and training for credit … Web: Detailslast_img read more

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