EL MONTE – El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga on Feb. 20 touted the installation of solar panels and student teams making it to state championships as part of the District’s mid-year successes, discussed expanding its plethora of academic programs and recognized parents who have supported the District’s efforts to promote student achievement.

“Our parents, teachers, staff and community partners are the backbone of our success,” Zuniga said during his second annual State of the District. “They provide critical support to our college and career readiness efforts and ensure our students thrive in their future endeavors. We understand the importance of investing in our students and their futures, and I want to congratulate this community for supporting education.”

The event – held at the El Monte High School Auditorium – featured performances by the South El Monte High School Jazz Band and the Rosemead High School choir, which sang Disney tunes.

Guests received an overview of the District’s vision, mission and goals, its Community Committed to College and Career motto and five LCAP goals – demonstrated in a new District video.

The superintendent also discussed the importance of providing competitive academic and co-curricular programs, such as career technical education and Speech and Debate, with Arroyo High School students demonstrating their skills on stage.

Zuniga also touched on challenges ahead, such as declining student enrollment and rising employee benefit costs. Members of the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee and parent groups across each EMUHSD campus were also recognized.

The award-winning El Monte High School cheer team concluded the event, filmed and live streamed by the Mountain View VISTA Academy students. A reception was catered by the MVHS culinary students.


030119_EMUHSD_STATEOFDISTRICT: El Monte Union recognizes parents across the District for their support, engagement and participation at the second annual State of the District on Feb. 20.