Follow-up Story: El Monte Union High School District has launched a Facebook page and smartphone app with the latest news on activities and initiatives. The social media page is one of EMUHSD’s newest methods of sharing news to parents, teachers, staff and students. It will focus on student success stories, school and District achievements, news alerts and construction project updates. The District’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/ElMonteUHSD, while the app can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
The El Monte Union High School District is inviting the public to provide input on draft maps developed as part of the school district formation process. The District is transitioning from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections to comply with the California Voting Rights Act. Beginning in November 2022, residents will vote for a single Board of Trustees candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee area, comprised of one-fifth of the entire school district. Draft maps are on display at emuhsd-by-area-trustees.com. They will be officially unveiled during a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The maps were created by a demographer hired to assist the District in establishing by-trustee area maps according to state and federal legal criteria.
El Monte Union High School District inspired students to use their voice and promoted civic engagement during Early Voter Registration events, held on campuses from Sept. 13 to Sept. 24, as part of the state’s High School Voter Education Week. The event was open to all students ages 16 and 17. Throughout the District, information was shared on how to register and when to vote. At Arroyo High School, the Student Advocates for Voter Empowerment club provided access to computers and information during lunch period. Students can also pre-register to vote online by visiting the El Monte Union Voter Registration Information page.
Dignitaries, elected officials and members of the El Monte Union High School District community came together to celebrate the opening of the District’s new Community Education Center (CEC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, held Sept. 15 at the District office. The CEC will provide a central hub for distance learning, collaboration and community events. Currently staffed by six teachers and serving more than 250 students, the CEC features state-of-the-art technology allowing students and teachers to connect through formal lessons, as well as tutoring and informal instructional support.