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Monrovia Schools: Attendance for Students ... And Teachers; Honoring Employees; Welcoming Chinese Delegation

At its Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. meeting (agenda: ), the Monrovia school board will ...

~ Hear an enrollment report for October. Enrollment is 7 students higher than projected for October and 43 more than last year. Also, kindergarten enrollment is up 19 since last year and 77 more than in 2010-11, and that is important because the kindergartners will tend to stay in school for lots more years. Details:

~ Hear a report on attendance rates for teachers. Canyon Early Learning Center scored best, with teachers present 95.02 percent of the time, Mayflower Elementary second at 94.03 percent, and Monrovia High at the bottom at 89.73 percent. The highest percentages of absences - 25 percent - are on Fridays.

~ Recognize (with the Chamber of Commerce) outstanding employees Rosa Avila, assistant food services manager at Canyon Early Learning Center; Barbara Swisher, teacher at Canyon Early Learning Center; Jason Edwards, teacher at Canyon Oaks High School/Mountain Park; Donna Wheeler, food service worker, Canyon Oaks High School/Mountain Park; and Selena Patton, ESL teacher, Monrovia Community Adult School.

~ Welcome a delegation of school teachers and principals from China.

- Brad Haugaard

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