Paramount Unified Measure I Would Boost Connectivity, Digital Tool Use
Roughly 10 percent of the funds raised from Paramount Unified School District’s proposed $106 million school bond measure would go to upgrade technology capacity at 19 campuses and help the District provide each student with a digital tool. Paramount Unified has already started upgrading wireless connectivity at its primary comprehensive high school, Paramount High School. The District installed new Wi-Fi technology three months ago at the high school. But other campuses still need to upgrade connectivity.
Paramount Unified has assembled a team of 29 teachers, staff, parents and community members to expand learning opportunities for the District’s nearly 5,000 high school students. Paramount’s High School Promise, which includes representatives from the District and El Camino Compton College Center, met Sept. 15 for its first strategy session. High School Promise will pull from a variety of resources to find innovative curriculum to inspire college and career preparedness. The team will visit schools across the state to glean ideas. In October, members will visit High Tech High in San Diego and Del Lago Academy in Escondido. In November, the team will drop in at Da Vinci Schools in El Segundo and McBride High School in Long Beach.
Paramount Unified Spends $75,000 to Fund PSATs for 5,000-plus Students
Paramount Unified will spend $75,000 to provide free PSATs to more than 5,000 students in October as the District strengthens its culture of college preparedness. The $15 registration fee will be waived for all high school students and about half the eighth-grade class when they take the test on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Fostering a college-going culture is a District priority. Nearly all students who take the PSAT indicate they plan to go to college, and by registering they will receive college information.