MPUSD - LCAP Input Survey
MPUSD needs input from community, parents, staff and students to develop a 3-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that best meets the needs of our families, improves pupil achievement, student outcomes, and increases student and parent engagement. To access the survey open the link below:
We want our school to be the best that it can be. Please fill out this survey and tell us what you think our school's strong points are and what you think could be better. Your comments and ideas are very welcomed. Download the survey here.
Queremos que nuestro Distrito sea el mejor posible. Por favor, llene la encuesta y díganos de acuerdo a su opinión cuales son los puntos fuertes y lo que podría mejorar en su escuela. Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios e ideas. Baje la encuesta aquí.
Ways to Get Involved
If you would like to get involved in supporting our schools there are a few ways you can participate.
Serve on your school site's School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Council, or Parent Teacher Association!
For more information, contact your child's school.
Si gusta involucrarse mas en apoyar a nuestras escuelas hay varias formas en las que puede participar.
Sirva en el Concilio de su Escuela, Concilio de Asesoramiento de Aprendices de Ingles, o la Asociacion de Padres y Maestros.
Para mas informacion, contact la escuela de su estudiante.
Cafeteria Balance Scam Calls
Dear MPUSD Families,
It has come to our attention that some of you may have received a phone call from someone claiming to represent the District's cafeteria program. Their message states that you owe money to your school's cafeteria and to immediately pay by credit card or check. This request is not coming from the School District. These calls are a scam. We are requesting you ignore the call. This has been reported to the Marina Police.
Estimado MPUSD familias,
Ha llegado a nuestra atención que algunos de ustedes han recibido una llamada telefónica de alguien que dice representar el programa de cafetería del distrito. El mensaje dice que usted le debe dinero a la cafetería de su escuela y que pague inmediatamente con tarjeta de crédito o cheque. Esta solicitud no viene del Distrito Escolar. Estas llamadas son una estafa. Estamos pidiendo que ignore la llamada. Esta estafa ha sido denunciada a la Policía de Marina.
MPUSD Welcomes Dr. Bill Brand, Interim Superintendent
For Immediate Release
MPUSD WELCOMES DR. BILL BRAND, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT
Monterey, CA - Dr. Bill Brand has returned to Monterey County as Interim Superintendent for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD). Brand was last in the county as Interim Superintendent, then Superintendent of King City Union School District from 2010 to 2012.
Upon beginning his work locally, Dr. Brand said, “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.” He states he is looking forward to “being involved in the outstanding programs in the District, where academic achievement is the top priority.”
Earlier in his career, Dr. Brand was Superintendent of Santa Paula Union High School District from 1996-2003. Since then he has seen duty as interim superintendent in San Luis Coastal, McFarland, Lucia Mar and King City. He also has university teaching experience with Chapman University.
Dr. Brand is especially proud that Santa Lucia School, King City Union School District, exited the state’s list of underperforming schools while he was King City Interim Superintendent in 2011. “Santa Lucia school was an example of a site where powerful teaching was encouraged and student achievement flourished and the end result was academic achievement for students.”
Dr. Bill Brand has been recognized as regional Superintendent of the Year on four separate occasions and has held numerous professional association leadership positions. He is active in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) where he led accreditation teams here and in Thailand.
MPUSD is currently involved in a national search for a permanent superintendent. It is expected that a selection will be made in the next few weeks. The starting date for the new superintendent is projected for July 2014.
The vacancy was created when Dr. Marilyn Shepherd took a leave of absence and retired in 2012. Former Associate Superintendent Leslie Codianne was selected as interim superintendent from January 2013 until her retirement at the end of March of this year.
Dr. Bill Brand will be formally introduced at the next regular meeting of the MPUSD Board of Trustees on April 8, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the District’s Instructional Materials Center, 540 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Del Rey Oaks. The public is encouraged to attend.
MPUSD Nutritional Services Director and Managers Featured in Popular Blog
Recently our Nutritional Department was featured in a popular web blog. The stories featured members of the nutritional service staff including Jenn Gerard, Nutrition Services Director; Debbie "Duckie" Cota, Kitchen Manager at Del Rey Woods; Mary Guerra, Kitchen Manager at Monterey High; and Bambi Barker, Pack-Out Kitchen Manager at Seaside High School.
Thanks to their great work, MPUSD is being recognized as an innovative District in nutritional service.
Read the stories below:
Congratulations Nutritional Services!!!
History Day Exhibition Winners!
Even the pouring rain can't dampen the spirits of our student scholars! Thanks to the students for their wonderful projects! Thanks to the parents and guardians who showed up to support our scholars! Thanks to all the Los Arboles Middle School staff members who helped put together this outstanding event! Thanks to all the MPUSD School Board members who helped out as well!
Congratulations to all students who entered a project! It is quite an accomplishment! The following students won in their particular categories, and will be representing Los Arboles Middle School at the Monterey County History Day competition on.
1st place, 8th grade exhibit: Jefferson Lagudas
2nd place, 8th grade exhibit: Dayna Mask
3rd place, 8th grade exhibit: Litzy Esparza, Mahogany Blackwell, and America Osornio
1st place, 7th grade exhibit: Jenessa Arviso, Mariana Rico, Thu Vo
2nd place, 7th grade exhibit: Athen Martinez
tie for 3rd place, 7th grade exhibit: Christopher Lopez, and the team of Sierra Ravinski, Kevin Ruppert, and Shannen Sicat
1st place, 6th grade exhibit: Lauren Kirk
2nd place, 6th grade exhibit: Skylar Hanamaikai
3rd place, 6th grade exhibit: Mariah Trinity
1st place, website: Gabby Arreola, Jordan Banon, and Marianne Tuazon
2nd place, website: Sheenal Mala Kumar
1st place, performance: Tara Smith, Gaby Gallo, and Gabby Flanders
Check out the interactive dashboard below and view energy meters for each solar photovoltaic system.
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State Preschool Program Available
The State Preschool Program is a three-hour educational program for children ages three and four years old. The State Preschool Program provides personalized learning experiences before children enter transitional kindergarten or kindergarten.
A family must complete an application and provide supporting documentation demonstrating eligibility need.