The East Whittier City School District Board of Education has approved the first round of campus modernization and repairs through money raised via the $94 million measures R and Z bonds, approved by voters in November 2016. Beginning in summer, Laurel, Mulberry, Orchard Dale and La Colima elementary schools will receive the following upgrades: roofing repair; painted lunch shelters, covered walkways and storage bins; asphalt/concrete replacement; fencing; flooring abatement and flooring installation.
Director of Nutrition Services Dr. Robert Lewis keeps students happy, healthy and productive by offering creative and healthy dishes like cherry blossom chicken with brown rice and broccoli, handmade tamales and pizza with low-fat cheese and whole grain crust. Since joining the El Monte City School District 10 years ago, Lewis enacted programs to fight childhood obesity and secured funding to make breakfast, lunch and supper free to all K-6 students.
The U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 28 named East Whittier City School District’s Leffingwell Elementary School as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon school for narrowing the achievement gap. Leffingwell is among 342 schools across the U.S. and 22 in California to receive the coveted designation.
East Whittier City School District has named Skarlette Torres as the new principal of Evergreen Elementary School, returning her to the school where she spent her first 10 years at EWCSD as a teacher and counselor. Torres is committed to the 5-C’s of 21st Century learning – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and community.