SCHOOL DISTRICT PILLAR

The School District Pillar works to ensure the Monroe School District has equitable policy, curriculum, and culture for staff, faculty, and students.

Board Chair: Margaret Ray & Melanie Ryan

 

To volunteer email: mec@monroeequitycouncil.org

Hidden River MS
Hidden River MS
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Fryelands Elementary
Fryelands Elementary
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Maltby Elementary
Maltby Elementary
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Sky Valley Education Center
Sky Valley Education Center
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Leaders in Learning HS
Leaders in Learning HS
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Salem Woods Elementary
Salem Woods Elementary
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Park Place MS
Park Place MS
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Monroe High School
Monroe High School
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Frank Wagner Elementary
Frank Wagner Elementary
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Chain Lake Elementary
Chain Lake Elementary
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On December 1, 2021 the Monroe Equity Council hosted a panel of current and former Monroe School District families to discuss the ongoing racism in Monroe schools.

 

We extend profound gratitude to the families who participated. They have experienced deep harm and pain and yet they showed up to continue to work to build a safe, inclusive, and anti-racist community not just for their kids but for all kids.

 

If you missed the meeting please take the time to listen.

 

What we heard was heartbreaking. How we respond will define us a community.

MEC calls for the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Justin Blasko at the December 13, 2021 School Board Meeting

DECEMBER 13, 2021 
MONROE EQUITY COUNCIL CALLS FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SUPERINTENDENT JUSTIN BLASKO 

On December 13, 2021 the Monroe Equity Council calls for the resignation of Superintendent Justin Blasko after a pattern of a culture of fear, abuse, indifference, and distrust, and inaction.

 

MEC Statements & Communication to
Monroe School District Board & Administration

NOVEMBER 22, 2021 PUBLIC COMMENT TO
MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

On November 22, 2021, the Monroe Equity Council gave a public comment at the school board meeting addressing the recent racial aggression and harassment that occurred at Monroe High School and the ongoing failure to act on racism, bullying, and harassment in Monroe School District.

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 PUBLIC COMMENT TO
MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

On September 13, 2021, the Monroe Equity Council gave a public comment at the school board meeting in response to the Board's failure to address homophobic comments made in the August 23, 2021 board meeting.

In addition, MEC addressed abuse of power, improper political discussion, and non-inclusive behavior and language demonstrated by board members in that same meeting.

 

JUNE 7, 2021 LETTER TO
MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

On May 16, 2021, the Monroe Equity Council sent a letter to the Monroe School District Board of Directors and Superintendent Justin J. Blasko with respect to a number of questions related to our mission to create a safe and inclusive community in which all voices are heard and all people have the ability to access the same opportunities.

Our mission extends to the safety, well-being and equity of the faculty, staff, students and families in Monroe schools. We asked for a response to this letter by May 31, 2021.

As of today, June 7, 2021 we have not received a response.

We encourage you to take the following actions:

1. Attend the June 14th school board meeting indicating your support of the information requested and ask that the Board and Dr. Blasko be accountable to the community by complying with the request for a written response.

2. Send a written statement to the Board and Dr. Blasko indicating your support of the information requested and ask that the Board and Dr. Blasko be accountable to the community by complying with the request for a written response.

The original letter is immediately below.

 

Contact information is available at the bottom of this page.

 

MAY 16, 2021 LETTER TO

MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT

SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

The Monroe Equity Council works to create a safe and inclusive community in which all voices are heard and all people have the ability to access the same opportunities. We do this by ensuring underserved community members and groups have the opportunities for their voices to be heard and encourage local organizations to create working partnerships with underserved community members and groups.

We have listened to and heard the concerns of our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled students, their families and the teachers/staff that support them. And we share these concerns.

To that end we sent a letter to the Monroe District School Board and Superintendent Dr. Justin Blasko.

We asked for a written response by May 31, 2021.

 

CONTACT THE SCHOOL BOARD

CONTACT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

Public Comment

District 1 | Jeremiah Campbell

 

District 2 | Chuck Whitfield

District 3 | Molly Barnes

District 4 | Sarah Johnson

District 5 | Jennifer Bumpus

Superintendent | Dr. Justin Blasko