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120920-MPUSD Mailer Pages

120920-MPUSD Mailer Pages

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MPUSD provides in this mailer excellent information regarding student achievement, fiscal stability, supportive leadership, and a list of completed and in design facilities bond projects.
MPUSD provides in this mailer excellent information regarding student achievement, fiscal stability, supportive leadership, and a list of completed and in design facilities bond projects.

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Published by: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District on Sep 20, 2012
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Please Join…The Community Forum
At MPUSD, student achievement is our top priority and we highly value collaboration withcommunity stakeholders to support teaching and learning.All MPUSD stakeholders are invited toattend our Annual Community Forum, where Superintendent, Dr. Marilyn Shepherd, and staff willpresent an update on student achievement, new programs, services, bond projects, and Districtfinances. Learn about MPUSD’s progress and growth andparticipate in the discussion towardsbecoming a center of academic excellence.
The Community Forum will be held at:Instructional Materials Center 540 Canyon Del Rey Blvd.Del Rey Oaks, CA
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Or join via live webcast and chat: www.mpusd.k12.ca.us/broadcaster 
Dear Community Members:Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is making progress towards becoming a center of educational excellence. Investments in curriculum, professional development, technology, andacademic intervention have produced an upward trend in student achievement. We havesuccessfully raised the standard of education our students receive and produced positive gainsin every California Standards Testing area.MPUSD has demonstrated fiscal responsibility and purposeful allocation of precious resourcesin a time of statewide fiscal crisis. With the help of a caring and supportive community we havebeen able to provide our students with a quality educational experience.We will be providing the MPUSD community with an update on our progress and growth atour annual Community Forum meeting. It will also be an opportunity for community membersto provide input that helps guide our decision-making and future
Blueprint for Success
actionplans. We hope you’ll join the conversation on Tuesday, October 2. Thank you for yourcontinued support and involvement in the education of our students.Sincerely,
Dr. Marilyn K. Shepherd,Superintendent
California Standards Testing (CST)
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District posted district-wide growth in both English Language Arts(ELA) and Mathematics on the California Standards Test and has maintained or improved its standing inseveral critical measures used by state and federal government.
MPUSD Assessment Results Highlights:
The percentage of MPUSD studentsscoring proficient or advanced inMathematics increased in 2012.
The number of students that took the CSTfor Algebra 2 increased from 218 studentsin 2011 to 529 students in 2012.
The percentage of 8th grade students thattook the CST for Algebra 1 increased from39% to 54% of students. This data reflectsthe increased access for students toadvanced level Mathematics in MPUSD.
The 5-year trend of growth in MPUSDshows a positive trend at all grade levels andacross curriculum areas.
The percentage of MPUSD students scoringproficient or advanced in ELA increased atevery grade level in 2012. MPUSD hasincreased from 42% proficient in 2008 to51% proficient in 2012.
Over the past five years, the percentage of English Language Learners scoring proficientor advanced on the CST English LanguageArts test has increased from a mere 3% in2008 to almost 20% in 2012.
The following list of bond projects wascompleted over the summer:
Thirty-six restrooms renovated with ADAimprovements
New security locksets at Foothill,Highland, La Mesa and Marina VistaSchool
Phase I Heating at Seaside High School
Tennis court resurfacing at Monterey andSeaside High School
Exterior Painting at Bay View Academy,and Ord Terrace School
New whiteboards and flooring at variousschool sites
Roofing installation at Olson School
Restroom Upgrades at Bay View Academyand Marina High School
Technology (wireless/phones/intercom) atDel Rey Woods, International School,and Monterey High School
New Play Structures at Bay ViewAcademy, Marina Del Mar, Marina Vista,Olson, Crumpton, and the InternationalSchool of Monterey
New Furniture at Crumpton, Bay ViewAcademy, and Marshall SchoolLearn more about fall projects and projectscurrently in design stage, such as:
Security fencing at various school sites
ADA/Security Locksets at ALL SITES
Water line improvement at Marina High
Relocation of portables at Hayes SchoolSchool budgets across the state have beenimpacted by more than $20 billion in cutsand deferrals since 2008. Many schooldistricts have received qualified and/ornegative budget certification status by theircounty Superintendents.MPUSD has proudly joined the Stand UpFor Education campaign to urge theLegislature to work with the CaliforniaSchool Board Association and othereducation leaders to identify long-termadequate funding solutions for publicschools.Learn about the impending trigger cuts thatwill occur if Prop. 30 does not pass inNovember to put a halt to another $6billion in cuts to our schools this year.MPUSD could face a $457 per student cutor another $4.5 million cut in Districtrevenues.2013-2014 Potential reductions include:
Reduced school year for students
Reduced wages for all employeesresulting from furlough days
Increased class size in primary grades
Elimination of Adult Education
Reduction of Career TechnicalEducation programs
Reduced athletics and extra-curricular activities
Reduction of staff at all levels
MPUSD leadership and the Board of Trusteesare committed to providing teachers and staff the training, resources and support they needto be successful.All administrators and teacher leaders havereceived training on implementing theProfessional Learning Communities to advancestudent achievement. Every employee in ourDistrict has an important role in the PLCmodel. MPUSD believes it’s people, notprograms that motivate students to learn.
Over 1200 MPUSD employees make publiceducation happen on the MontereyPeninsula. Learn more about the howMPUSD supports our valued employees. MPUSD leadership is alsohelping to advanceclassroom teaching andlearning by providing2000 new laptops andinstructional technologyto schools this year alongwith training support.
 All staff have animportant role insupporting studentachievement in thePLC model.
Timely and effective communication withparents is essential to supporting studentsat school. MPUSD is proud to announcethe addition of the Parent Link-MobileCommunication Application which willallow parents to have instant access toschool information. We will be providingan overview of the easy to useParent Link features at theCommunity Forum.Staff will also be presenting plans to openthe Monterey Early Childhood Center toserve the needs of the Monterey Baycommunity. Services will include: an infantdiagnostic center, developmental clinic,learning intervention services, and assistivetechnology.

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