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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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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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