I hope you are all enjoying your summer, whether it includes summer school activities, work or travel! Our final school board meeting of the school year is next Wednesday, and then we will take a break for the month of July.
I want to share 2 things to do today:
If you or anyone you know has still not gotten vaccinated, today is the last day at Ygnacio Valley High, 8am-3pm. With your shot you'll receive a $50 gift card and a chance to win big prizes, as well as the peace of mind that you are helping protect your whole community and school from COVID.
Today is Juneteenth, a day that is now recognized nationally as the day enslaved Black people in Texas learned they were free - more than two years AFTER it was officially so. This is a part of our history that I did not learn in school, and many of you may not have either. (the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan 1, 1863 and yet it was on June 19, 1865 that union troops rode into Texas and announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree.)
- Here are two local Juneteenth events that you are invited to attend.
School Board Meeting June 23rd
Next week’s board meeting is a full one, including personnel appointments, approval of LCAP and budget, mental health days for students, and the appointment of our student school board member for 2021-22.
Find the agenda and viewing/participation information here: https://mdusd.org/boardmeetings The public may attend in person or view the livestream video. Submit a public comment in person or send via email to [email protected] .