Last year, approximately 35 Monrovia Unified School District staff members, parents, and community volunteers spent their evenings reviewing student achievement data, and brainstorming opportunities to develop a plan through which to increase and improve services to our underperforming students. This effort was launched following provisions included in California’s new school funding formula requiring districts to develop, and annually update, a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to identify goals and measure progress for student subgroups, across multiple performance indicators.
This team identified and prioritized three fundamental areas of need:
This year, every school has aligned their resources with these LCAP goals to promote greater student success. They will monitor gains throughout the year in order to adjust accordingly. I look forward to reporting on our progress throughout the year.
Dr. Katherine Thorossian