Monrovia Unified School District
Board of Education Meeting Highlights
The Board highlighted students who were chosen to be a part of SoFi Stadium’s and LACOE’s art exhibition called The Better Together Arts Project. Due to severe weather conditions, the event was canceled over Winter Break. However, the Board of Education wanted to ensure these students received the recognition they deserved for their art pieces.
The Board of Education & the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce congratulated the following employees on being recipients of Monrovia Unified School District's "Employee of the Month" for January:
- Monica DeGuzman, Instructional Aide Kinder., Mayflower Elementary School
- Caroline Badalian, Teacher, Mayflower Elementary School (not pictured)
- Desiree Harbaugh, Library Technician, Plymouth Elementary School
- Mitzi Avila, Teacher, Plymouth Elementary School
Actions Taken by the Board of Education
The Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 2223-11, entering the November 8, 2022, General Obligation Bond Election Results Into the Minutes of the Board of Education.
Board Members approved an Educational Affiliation Agreement with California State University Long Beach allowing the Monrovia Unified School District to provide clinical education experiences to Teacher Education and School Counseling Students.
The Board of Education approved Honors PLTW Principles of Engineering as a new Career Technical Education (CTE) course offered at Monrovia High School. Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and motion. This course is the second of three courses in the CTE Engineering pathway and builds upon the learning for the introductory course, Honors PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design.
The Board approved Entrepreneurship 1 as a new course offering for high school students. In the Entrepreneurship 1 course, students use their entrepreneurial skills and mindset to evolve an innovative solution to a problem into a validated business opportunity. This course will serve as the initial course of the new CTE Entrepreneurship pathway.
Board Members adopted Resolution No. 2223-12 of the intent of the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education to establish a Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) for Measure MM. The purpose of the COC is to keep the public informed of the District’s expenditure of bond revenues and to report on the expenditure of taxpayer funds to ensure they are spent only for permissible purposes. For those who wish to be on the committee, please fill out this application on our website by February 20, 2023.
The Board of Education approved an agreement with Food ED for a Cougar EcoLab and Heritage Learning Garden at Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School for the 2022/23 school year.
Staff Presentations to the Board of Education
Amigo de Los Rios Project Update: Plymouth, MHS, and Santa Fe - Claire Robinson, Managing Director of Amigos de Los Rios
Amigos de Los Rois provided a project update for the Board of Education. The organization explained some successes and roadblocks they’ve experienced while working at our three sites.