Monrovia Unified School District
Board of Education Meeting Highlights
The Board of Education invited students from Bradoaks and Mayflower Elementary Schools to lead the March meeting’s Pledge of Allegiance. Bobcat Laurel Traeger and Mariners Danny Melinger and Hugo Yuan did an amazing job starting the meetings with the pledge.
The Board highlighted Employees of the Month for March from two different school sites. Food Services Manager Tomasa Rios (first picture) and Teacher Karen Littlefield (second picture) from Bradoaks Elementary School and Health Clerk Victoria Walden (third picture) and Teacher Alison Meloserdoff (fourth picture) from Wild Rose School of Creative Arts were all celebrated by the Board. All four of these employees were recognized for their outstanding service and care for our students everyday.
The board also recognized new MHS principal Adrian Ayala. Ayala grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and has more than 30 years of experience in education, having served in a variety of leadership roles at both the site and district level. We’re all excited to have Mr. Ayala start at MHS in April!
To close out recognitions, The Board of Education congratulated Clifton Middle School teacher Gina Ayala on being named the California League of Schools (CLS) State "Middle School Educator of the Year." Ms. Ayala has won a number of awards over the last couple months, including the ‘2021 Public Health Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Middle School Educator of the Year for the California League of Schools Region 8.’ Congrats to Ms. Ayala, as she continues to represent Monrovia Unified in the greatest light!
Actions Taken by the Board of Education
The Board of Education approved the Second Interim Report for the 2021-22 fiscal year. This is a positive certification that the Monrovia Unified School District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the 2021-22 and the subsequent two fiscal years.
Board Members approved the new course offering "Concepts in Criminal Law," for students enrolled in the Early College program. This will give MHS Early College students the opportunity to earn credits toward an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. To view the course description, click here.
The Board ratified an agreement with J & A Fencing Engineering for the repair of the MHS tennis court fencing due to extreme wind damage.
The Board also approved a number of changes regarding open or new positions for district leadership:
- Agreement with Leslie Lockhart to work as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources from March 11, 2022, to June 30, 2022.
- A new job description, Director, Elementary Educational Services.
- A new job description, Director, Secondary Educational Services.
- An updated job description, Director, Human Resources.
Staff Presentations to the Board of Education
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Sue Kaiser presented the A-G Completion Improvement Grant Plan. To view the report, click here.
Superintendent Dr. Ryan Smith an informational report from School Services of California on a review of district departmental policies, practices, and procedures. To view the report, click here.
Dr. Smith also presented Monrovia Unified’s new Mission and Vision Statement to the Board and community. The Mission statement speaks to why we exist; the Vision statement describes what we want for the future.
The Monrovia Unified School District exists to provide all students with an exceptional education, ensuring all graduate fully prepared for college, career, and life.
Our vision is to be an exemplary school district by empowering all students to reach their highest potential through innovative, engaging, and personalized learning experiences.