Following the recommendation from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Monrovia Unified School District will be initiating an extended dismissal of students from March 16-30, leading into spring break, to limit the spread of COVID-19. This dismissal will also allow staff members to better prepare comprehensive plans for remote learning should the need arise for extended school closures.
Monrovia Unified Board of Education convened in an emergency board meeting to take action on March 13.
“The health and safety of our students is our top priority,” Board President Rob Hammond said. “As a district, we are following the recommendation given to us by LACOE to ensure the well-being of our students, staff, and community. It’s a hard decision, but we also know this is the right thing to do.”
Monrovia Unified’s Village Extended School Program will be following the same calendar, and all California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) athletic competitions will be suspended during this time.
The district will provide guidance regarding supplementary resources, both digital and non-digital, and services that may be accessed from home. More information regarding meal services, individualized education plans, and curricular access will be available on Wednesday, March 18.
“Our commitment remains steadfast to our community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for their continued support as we traverse these times of uncertainty together,” Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian said.
There are currently no cases of COVID-19 reported within Monrovia