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Mission Statement

“Petaluma Adult School is an integral part of the Petaluma City Schools.
We provide high quality instruction to our diverse community of adult learners
to achieve family, workforce, and personal goals.”



Adult School classes are open to any person 18 years of age or over who can
benefit from instruction. Most classes have open enrollment and are provided
in handicapped accessible settings. Ed Code #52610


Community Education classes are supported solely by student fees. Some
classes request additional lab and/or materials fees.


Full refunds are issued to students who withdraw from a class prior to its beginning
date. Once class begins, students will be issued a credit coupon for the prorated
amount of the remaining classes. The coupon is applicable to any adult school class.


Counseling services are available for students in the Adult School High School
Diploma classes and for any other student needing assistance with scheduling.


Textbooks are available for purchase. Ed. Code #52612, 60410


Petaluma City Schools' policies and procedures related to admission, employment,
financial aid, educational services, programs or activities do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, mental or physical handicap, age or sex.


All locations are non-smoking facilities. Board policy 4172/4272 and 5131.62.


Title IX Coordinator - Staff and Job Applicants
    Linda Scheele
    Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
    (707) 778-4608

Title IX Coordinator - Students
    Dave Rose
    Assistant Superintendent, Student Services
    (707) 778-4960

Sexual Harassment - Staff, Students and Job Applicants
The Board of Education prohibits sexual harassment of district employees.  The Board is also committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.  The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to board policy and administrative regulation.
Any district employee who feels that he/she has been sexually harassed or who has knowledge of any incident of sexual harassment by or against another employee, a job applicant or a student shall immediately report the incident to his/her Title IX officer, supervisor, principal, district administrator or Superintendent.  A list of current Title IX officers is listed below
    Title IX Officers by Site


Education Code Section 221.8 lists rights relevant to the provisions of Title IX.  These rights may be accessed by clicking on the link below.
    Education Code Section 221.8

How to File a Complaint - Staff and Job Applicants

    Board Policy 4119.11 - Sexual Harassment
    Administrative Regulation 4119.11 - Sexual Harassment
    Board Policy 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment
    Administrative Regulation - Nondiscrimination in Employment

How to File a Complaint - Students

    Policy 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment
    Administrative Regulation - Sexual Harassment
    Board Policy 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures
    Administrative Regulation 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures
    Exhibit 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures

    U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
    California Department of Education's Office for Equal Opportunity

Petaluma Adult School - 200 Douglas St. - Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 778-4633 © Petaluma Adult School - 2017