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MUSD Board of Education Meeting Highlights for April 2022

Monrovia Unified School District

Board of Education Meeting Highlights

April, 2022

 

Recognitions

 

The Monrovia Unified Board of Education invited students from our Community Adult School and Adult Transition Program (ATP) to lead the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Chia Yin Li, Panusporn Lek, and Tran Le (first picture) are all working on their American citizenship at our adult school. Ana Mares and Joseph Anaya (second picture) are in the ATP and are helping out around the district office. They all did a fantastic job starting the meetings with the pledge.


The Monrovia Unified Board of Education invited students from our Community Adult School to lead the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The Monrovia Unified Board of Education invited students from our Adult Transition Program (ATP) to lead the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The Board also got a sneak preview of “13” The Musical a week before Clifton Middle School, in partnership with Centre Stage Inc, put on the big show. A group of around 30 kids sang and danced their hearts out in their “13” shirts. If you want to see a quick clip of their performance, you can check it out on our MUSD Instagram page.


The Board also got a sneak preview of “13” The Musical a week before Clifton Middle School, in partnership with Centre Stage Inc, put on the big show.

 

Actions Taken by the Board of Education

 

The Board approved a contract with Creative Bus Sales for the purchase of two electrical buses. This will be the district’s first electric vehicles as MUSD looks for more ways to go green with sustainable energy.

 

Board members approved an agreement with Food ED for an outdoor science lab at Bradoaks Elementary Science Academy. The equitable outdoor space will have interactive education features and will be available to all Bradoaks students.

 

The Board renewed partnerships with D’Veal Family and Youth Services and Foothill Family to provide mental health services for the district. These services will help students and families in need. Some of the services to be provided include:

  • One-on-one counseling sessions with students
  • Family counseling for program participants
  • Support groups
  • Substance Abuse Counseling and more

 

The Board approved an agreement with the University of Washington's Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) for nine days of professional development for administrators and instructional coaches during the 2022-23 school year. The CEL will support Monrovia Unified with  professional learning to help leaders create equitable student experiences and outcomes.

 

The Board of Education approved an agreement with Learner-Centered Collaborative (LCC) to work with MUSD leadership to perform a series of foundational activities that will contribute to the development of the MUSD Strategic Plan. The goal of this partnership with LCC is to enable learners to reach their full potential and have the district succeed in our strategic priorities.

 

The Board of Education adopted a number of resolutions highlighting various topics:

 

  • Resolution No. 2122-21, recognizing April 24-30, 2022, as "Administrative Professionals Week," and Wednesday, April 27, 2022, as "Administrative Professionals Day." 
  • Resolution No. 2122-22, declaring May 15-21, 2022, as "Classified School Employee Week," and urges all citizens to participate in observances that express their appreciation for classified employees.
  • Resolution No. 2122-23, declaring May 3, 2022, as "National Day of the Teacher," and May 2-6, 2022, as "National Teacher Appreciation 6 Week," and urges all citizens to participate in observances that express their appreciation for teachers.
  • Resolution No. 2122-24, declaring May 9-13, 2022, as “School Health Services Appreciation Week,” and that May 11, 2022, is recognized as “National School Nurse Day," to recognize and honor the contribution of school nurses and health clerks to quality education in the state of California and the Monrovia Unified School District.
  • Resolution No. 2122-25, declaring the month of May 2022, as "Mental Health Awareness Month."

 

Staff Presentations to the Board of Education

 

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Sue Kaiser and Director of Expanded Learning Programs Tom McFadden presented an update on the CELC & Village Extended Day programs for the 2021-22 school year. To view the presentation, click here.

 

Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Dana Smith and Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios Claire Robinson presented an update regarding projects occurring at Plymouth Elementary School & Monrovia High School. To view the presentation, click here.

 

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Greg Francois, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Kaiser, Chief Technology Officer Charles Poovakan, and our MUSD Instructional Specialists Jen Maljian & Chad Miller presented an informational report on 21st-century learning concepts and how these can improve classroom instruction. To view the report, click here.