Happy Graduations

Congratulations to all graduates of MDUSD schools!  What a joyous time it’s been to see you walk across the stage, into the next phase of your lives. I was honored to represent our school board in accepting the graduating class at the Northgate High school ceremony. It was extra emotional for me since I've known many of those students since elementary school, and am so proud of how far they've come!

Thanks to the City of Concord for posting videos of commencement ceremonies here.

And to the City of Walnut Creek for posting the video of Northgate Commencement here

Plus many of our schools were included in this Concord Clayton Pioneer graduation article.

See (and please share) detailed news on graduations and many other celebrations and awards in the June 2nd district Friday letter here.

Next School Board meeting June 14th

The next school board meeting is tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. We welcome your input via email or in person! See details at mdusd.org/boardmeetings 

The agenda includes public hearings on 

  • the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan),
  • the Proposed Budget for 2023-24,
  • The SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area)

A final version of all of these will then be voted on at the June 28th school board meeting.

We will also be voting on appointments to many principal and vice principal positions, as well as hearing reports on the district plan for Foundational Literacy, what it takes to consider a Parcel Tax, and revisions to the 10 year Technology Plan.

I’m looking forward to hearing the Annual Report and Literacy Action Plan from the Bel Air Elementary School Early Literacy Support Block Grant as well. 

And many more. See the full agenda and how to participate here.

Give your input on LCAP

The draft LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) is available here for all to read, along with an online survey in English and Spanish where you can provide your ideas. There is also a public hearing during this week’s board meeting on June 14th, where any member of the public can come to speak in person. Please read and share! All input welcome. 

Budget Hearing 

Item 18.2 on our June 14th board agenda is a Public Hearing on our Proposed budget for 2023-24. Your input and questions are welcome, by emailing [email protected] or coming in person to speak! 

Free Summer Meals

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District's Food and Nutrition Services Department will provide free community meals including breakfast and lunch for children 18 years and younger at 19 District Sites in Bay Point, Concord, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill and at the Concord Library during portions of the summer. The list of times, dates and sites is HERE.

No identification is required and each child can receive one portion per meal per day, which must be consumed on-site. Breakfast will be served from 8:40-9:10 a.m. and lunch will be available from 12:10-12:40 p.m.

Coming up


The Concord Communities Alliance in partnership with several other community organizations is organizing a Juneteenth celebration to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 25th at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord.

Called "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future," the event will include music, speakers, vendors, food, and crafts. 

Save the date!

MDUSD parents are invited to attend a free Parent Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12th at the Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave. in Concord.

The event will feature a keynote by Dr. Lettie Ramirez, author of "You Are Not Alone: Recipes to Obtain Success by Parents for Parents." 

It will also include workshops in English and Spanish, community resources, free lunches for registered adults and kids, free backpacks and school supplies, and childcare. 


And I'll end this blog with love:

Community PRIDE

What a joy it was to organize school board members from around our county to show our support for youth in the Clayton PRIDE parade together.

Thanks to the Clayton PRIDE committee for creating this growing family event for our region to express love & inclusion to all in the LGBTQIA+ community.  Thanks to each of our schools and each city that is flying the rainbow flag and organizing events during the month of June to share resources and support.




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  • Cherise Khaund
    published this page in Blog 2023-06-13 14:37:21 -0700