News & Announcements


A vacancy of the Board of Trustees was created by the resignation of Dr. Jonathan Hill on December 19, 2019.

Veronica Miramontes was provisionally appointed to complete the term expiring November 30, 2020.

Unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of the date of the provisional appointment, it shall become an effective appointment.
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Negotiations Updates with the Monterey Bay Teachers Association

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District values all employees and remains steadfast in its commitment to working with our bargaining units to find common ground. Together with MBTA and CSEA we share the goal of retention of hard working teachers and staff. Currently the district is in negotiations with the Monterey Bay Teachers Association. Provided on this web landing page is a summary of communications updates to staff.
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MPUSD's Proposed Staff Housing Information

Due to the high cost of housing in the Monterey County and not enough supply, MPUSD's ability to attract and retain qualified teachers and staff has been a tremendous challenge and is driving the exodus of existing staff to seek more affordable housing elsewhere. Solving this critical issue will require creativity, planning, and resources. The school district is currently exploring teacher staff housing. Learn more about what has been presented to our Board of Education.
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Why Focusing On Adult Learning Builds A School Culture Where Students Thrive

Pivot Learning chose Monterey for this study because it’s superintendent PK Diffenbaugh went through the Harvard leadership training and already believes in the power of growth culture. He was looking for ways to better support his staff to continue their learning journey, convinced by research that shows higher teacher satisfaction, retention and success when a school has a strong adult learning culture.
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Vision 2025+ Update: Message to Families

We want to provide an update on MPUSD’s Vision 2025+ Task Force recommendations and the progress to date. The Task Force convened last fall, developed recommendations on different learning models for our elementary and middle schools (e.g., Transitional Kindergarten - 6, Transitional Kindergarten - 8, 7th/8th middle schools), and district staff has been in the community hosting meetings since November providing transparency and soliciting stakeholder feedback, including administering an online survey.
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MPUSD Preschool Tours

Do you have or know of children ready to start preschool? The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is registering children for its preschool program. Take a tour of our Marina Child Development Center or our Seaside Child Development Center and learn about the exciting benefits of preschool.
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Two Monterey Peninsula Unified Schools Receive Prestigious State Recognition

Two Monterey Peninsula Unified School District elementary schools have been recently recognized by the California Department of Education and will be formally honored on February 10, 2020, during an awards ceremony at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Monte Vista Elementary School in Monterey, California was named a 2020 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts received a 2020 California Exemplary Arts Education Award.
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Pay It Forward

Many families and students in MPUSD are either homeless or facing great challenges. Carlos Diaz, Homeless Liaison for MPUSD, coordinates direct efforts to these families needing extra help and identified under the McKinney-Vento Program, a federal program used to determine those who qualify to receive assistance. Learn how you can help donate through the winter months to help these families and students.
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Marina High School to Unveil New Gymnasium

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Marina High School proudly present the unveiling of its new gymnasium during a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m. at Marina High School located at 294 Patton Parkway, Marina, CA. In partnership with the City of Marina Recreation Department, the grand opening/ribbon cutting will feature the Marina High School Cadet Corps, drumline, cheerleaders, scholar athletes, student leadership, face painting, bounce house(s), and food for sale.
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