School Boards in Action: Monterey Peninsula USD’s emergency short-term housing program with Motel 6

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, but Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has been hard at work all year to support some of its most vulnerable students through a program that is the first of its kind in California, according to the district. Families […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Jacqueline A. Gaebe, Visalia USD

Jacqueline A. Gaebe, board member, Visalia Unified School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? One of the key strategies Visalia Unified is utilizing to foster learning recovery is in the area of […]

School Boards in Action: MetroED’s focus on CTE in need of sustained funding

By Marty Fatooh The Metropolitan Education District’s (MetroED) Career Technical Education (CTE) Campus, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is one of just two facilities of its kind in California that provides high school students with hands-on career pathway programs, from firefighting to automotive […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Ken Mintz, San Ramon Valley USD

Ken Mintz, board president, San Ramon Valley Unified School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? We offer multiple options to foster learning recovery and educational advancement options for our students. All of […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Beverly Berryman, Fullerton SD

Beverly Berryman, board president, Fullerton School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? Fullerton School District (FSD) began efforts to foster learning recovery prior to the ”return to normal” and is committed to […]

Monrovia USD celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through arts in the community

By Martiza Flores-Travanti The Monrovia Latino Heritage Society (MLHS), in collaboration with Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD), exhibited an art show, Monrovia’s Past and Future Legacy, featuring Hispanic heritage-themed artwork from fourth- and fifth-grade students from all five elementary schools. With over 60 percent of […]

School Boards in Action: San Marcos USD launches Portrait of a Graduate vision

Leadership, adaptability, communication, critical thinking and empathy. Those are the five skills San Marcos Unified School District is looking to instill in high school seniors by the time they receive their diplomas as part of its Portrait of a Graduate vision. The vision came to […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Marie Freitas, Manteca USD

Marie Freitas, school board president, Manteca Unified School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? Manteca Unified School District continues to foster learning recovery and education advancements during the 2022–23 school year. We […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Carrie Flanders, Brea Olinda USD

Carrie Flanders, school board president, Brea Olinda Unified School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? Brea Olinda Unified School District has invested in school counselors, intervention teachers and two new program specialists […]