Superintendent’s Message

In a very profound way, they symbolize the American spirit of strength and resiliency.

There is a saying that heroes are everyday people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances. Those brave people who were faced with such unthinkable circumstances that day responded as heroes, and so did our communities. In our book, these heroes will never be forgotten.

This coming Thursday—September 11, 2014—wherever you may be, we invite you to take a moment to pause and remember the heroes who risk their lives daily and who, in many cases, have given their lives in service to our country. We in the PYLUSD will do the same.

As we remember the events of September 11, 2001, “let us pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in faraway lands, to heroes who died in the line of duty here at home, and to all who keep faith with the principles of service and sacrifice that will always be the source of America's strength.”

In commemoration of Patriot Day, I am asking that all school district facilities fly our flags at half-staff on September 11 and that all schools pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Doug Domene, Ed.D.