Yesterday I watched in horror as rioters forcibly entered the Capitol Building in an attempt to undermine a free and fair election and, at the urging of our president, disrupt the democratic process and the long held tradition of the peaceful transfer of power in the United States. As I witnessed windows being bashed in, individuals forcefully entering the Congress floor and taking a seat on the dais, and Capitol police drawing arms to keep elected officials safe, one thought kept returning to my mind: our children are watching. (Click headline to view full message)
This staff report provides a review of the charter petition for renewal (“Renewal Petition”) of the International School of Monterey (“ISM”) and recommendation to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“Board”).
We want to make you aware that California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, (CHYA), requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school or junior high school and once in high school, starting in grade 7. Due to COVID-19, we have incorporated CHYA instruction for the 2020-21 school year for 7th, 8th and 10th grade students. Students in 9th grade will also receive instruction (Health Smart curriculum from ETR publication) as part of their Freshman Seminar Health and Wellness course.
Marina High and Monterey High just opened Student Resource Centers to meet the needs of our students with food, clothing and supplies. Many of our students have been faced with adversity this year due to COVID-19 and the local fires. Donate today!
Educators will be forced to overcome this budget challenge — offering services despite the lack of adequate resources. We shouldn’t have to. It is a reflection of our societal values that we continue to underfund our schools while relying on them to be the primary institution responsible for meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Read more in this weekend's Monterey County Herald (click headline link).
Learn more about MPUSD's school facilities bond program. Specifically, find out more about Measure P and Measure I and how these general obligation bonds will help improve learning for our students and modernize our aging school facilities.