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Monrovia School Enrollment Continues to Fall; Electric School Buses; Etc.

At next Wednesday's School Board meeting (agenda), the board will ...

~ Hear that student attendance at Monrovia schools is continuing down. It fell off 237 students between the day it was measured for the 2015-16 year and the day it was measured for the 2016-17 year. Down from 5,8338 to 5,601. This will affect the amount of money the district gets in the 2017-18 school year.

~ Consider applying for a grant to buy three electric school buses to replace its aging buses. If the district gets the grant, he South Coast Air Quality Management District will kick in $1,114,068, plus another $60,000 for electric charging stations.

~ Consider a three-year contract with Granicus Inc. to provide online access to agendas and minutes and reports and stuff for $600 a month.

- Brad Haugaard


  1. The mass exodus from Monrovia schools is growing. Mostly apparent when going from middle school to high school. Families that were super involved at schools like Mayflower and Clifton are outta here for high school. Hard to blame them. Monrovia High seems like an awful place where you are at risk of being robbed by your fellow students on a daily basis. I don't see our school board doing anything proactive to help.

  2. The mandatory vaccine order has caused a lot of people to home school their children. Good for them! The numbers will continue go long as long as that order applies in CA.