Pupil & Community Services
A Message from the Assistant Superintendent of Pupil & Community Services
Welcome to Pupil and Community Services!
The Pomona Unified School District provides a holistic approach to education, supporting the whole student in cultural, socio-emotional, and health needs as well as academics. Because we understand that the student’s parents are our partners in education, we offer support services to the very young, to families, as well as to our students.
Developmental screenings are available for all with a suspected disability. Dental care is offered for children ages 0-5. We provide health screenings at our Mendoza Center and health care to low/no income families through the Pomona Community Health Center at the Village Clinic.
The Mendoza Center connects families with centralized access to Pupil Resources, Special Education, Health Services, and community resources. Parents can attend training on child development, learn how to care for their child at home, and receive help with domestic violence. Teen parents receive training through our Cal-Safe program.
We have programs to help students learn healthy life-styles, from counseling to mental health. Our homeless program assists children from pre-school through 12th grade to enroll, attend, and succeed in school. Homeless children receive backpacks, school supplies, clothing, bus passes, hygiene kids and food throughout the year.
“Shoes that Fit” provides new shoes for students identified in need. “Operation School Bell” provides new clothing and shoes for eligible elementary children. And we partner with community agencies such as Tri-City Mental Health to assist those students and families who may be in serious need.
We are very proud that 88% of PUSD’s foster youth graduate with their class, a testament to the positive relationship we have with those in need. Flexible educational options are offered through Park West High School and PAS and we have on-line learning.
District programs give students the opportunity to engage with the community and with positive role models. Through the Student Advisory Council, student leaders meet regularly with the Superintendent. The Key Club teaches leadership through community service. The Science Fair connects community and families to support students in math and science. We have college and career fairs where universities and businesses meet our students, help them enroll in classes, learn about career prospects, and match our students with colleges and scholarships.
Through peer counseling, mediation, and positive role models, the Pomona Unified School District is responsive to the needs of the whole student.
Assistant Superintendent, Pupil & Community Services
Krystana Walks-Harper, Ph.D.
800 S. Garey Ave., Suite 211
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 397-4800, ext. 23942
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday