Montebello Unified is joining districts and schools across the country in the nationwide “Read Across America” campaign, an initiative designed to promote the joy of reading. Community members, administrators, teachers and staff will be on hand at several school sites to read beloved children’s books to students in commemoration of this 16th annual event, which coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Special guest Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will read to students at her former elementary school, Bandini Elementary, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 14. Other dates, times and school locations may be available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)