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Board Presentations

In an effort to be transparent and to keep parents, students, staff and community informed, this section of our website has been created to post presentations made to the Board of Education at Board meetings.  Please click on the link to download the presentations.  


Meeting Dates: Title: 

Information Regarding the Elementary K-5 Common Core Aligned Report Card

9/9/14 Information Regarding the Redevelopment Agencies


Important Documents

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:


Take survey here.

Spanish Survey here.


Local Control and Accountability Plan
and Annual Update
Template here.

(Versión en Español)


Download the Title III Action Plan 

Climate Survey

Dear Families,

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. 

District Links


Hard copies of SARC available at sites by request




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Click on the image to read document in PDF format.

Haga click sobre la imagen para leer el documento en formato PDF.

Message from Superintendent Dr. Diffenbaugh


Dear Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Community,

I am incredibly honored to serve as Superintendent of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, and I look forward to working together with you to ensure that every school and every student thrives.  I grew up not too far from the Monterey Peninsula in Watsonville. I know first-hand the rich history and cultures of the communities that make up the Central Coast and am excited to come back home with my family and raise my children on the Monterey Peninsula. As I continue to learn about our district, I am inspired by your passion for our schools. During my conversation with parents, community members, and staff, it is clear to me that we share a deep belief in the power of education to transform the lives of children, and I am confident that together we can make this belief a reality for all students.  

In an effort to learn more about MPUSD's strengths, its persistent challenges, and to build our shared vision for the future together, I will begin my tenure as superintendent with a structured entry plan. The purpose of my entry plan is to interact with a broad variety of stakeholders and community leaders to hear diverse perspectives, learn, and make informed decisions that will enable Monterey Peninsula Unified School District to reach new levels of success. The plan will provide the opportunity for us to begin working together purposefully and it allows me to hit the ground learning. This plan serves as a beginning: a beginning of our partnership and a beginning set of actions, which will evolve and expand with your input and our learning.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to engage with me during this entry process and beyond. You have my commitment to work effectively and urgently on behalf of the students and families of the Monterey Peninsula.

Click on the link to read the complete Entry Plan. (click here for a low resolution version


PK Diffenbaugh, Ed.L.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Plan de Entrada del Superintendente PK Diffenbaugh

New Principals

Greetings Parents, Families and Staff of MPUSD,

It is with great pleasure I inform you that at Tuesday night’s Board meeting (6/10/14) the Board of Trustees appointed the following people as Principals of four elementary schools:

  • Mr. Jose Fausto at Highland Elementary
  • Mr. Richard Radtke at La Mesa Elementary
  • Ms. Lauren Park at Foothill Elementary
  • Mrs. Sara Hudson at Crumpton Elementary

The Board also appointed the following people as Assistant Principals:

  • Ms. Janet Mikkelson at Colton Middle

Please join me in congratulating our new Principals and Assistant Principals. We wish them success in MPUSD! 

Dr. PK Diffenbaugh


Performance Monitoring

Check out the interactive dashboard below and view energy meters for each solar photovoltaic system. 

Click here to view Crumpton, Highland and Central Coast schools.

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Report suspicious activity, health and safety issues anonymously


Marina High Takes Grand Prize!

PrizeComp.jpgThe Marina High team of Nathan Lewtshuck & Moises Calvillo bested 27 other schools from northern California with their design for the upcoming Marina Mariners 2015 yearbook. The Josten’s 3 day yearbook camp was held at UC Santa Cruz. In addition to creating the yearbook design students learned marketing and team organizing skills. Marina senior Moises Calvillo also won first place in cupcake design with his movie popcorn themed cupcake. Congratulations!




Congratulations Mr. Colombo!

John Colombo.JPGThe Marian Penn Partnership Award honors a partnership between service learning faculty and a community partner that has made service learning possible and powerful. This award recognized Mr. John Colombo as a community partner who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to service learners. For the 2014 school year Mr. Colombo, in collaboration with CSUMB faculty placed 60 services learners at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. These service learners worked closely with students providing them with additional attention and classroom support. Given his dedication to service learning, it is no surprise that Mr. Colombo was honored by receiving the California State University, Monterey Bay 2014 Marian Penn Partnership Award.

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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.

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.