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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2013
Vista Verde Middle School Named the Most Technologically Advanced School in Monterey County
(GREENFIELD, Calif.)—Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) today named Vista Verde Middle School the most technologically advanced school in all of Monterey County.
Today, Alejo visited Vista Verde Middle School’s staff and students to present Superintendent McDonald with a resolution of the California State Assembly recognizing the District’s remarkable test score improvements and honoring its commitment to its students’ academic success.
“The impressive turnaround of Greenfield Union’s schools serves as a model for Districts across the state,” says Alejo. “Now, more than ever, we need to invest in our schools and in our students by providing them the tools and skills they will need in order to compete for the careers of the future. The students of Greenfield Union are proving that with bold leadership and dedicated teachers, our investment will produce tangible results and help ensure no child is left unprepared for their future.”
By tapping into voter approved bond funds and a school improvement grant, Greenfield Union has invested heavily in upgrading its technology infrastructure as part of its efforts to redesign curricula across the District, adding 800 laptop computers spread across the District’s four schools, as well as replacing chalkboards with Smart Boards that can be integrated with teacher’s computer-based learning programs. The District’s initiative has caught the attention of local leaders, eager to highlight the impact technology and investment can have in improving public education and preparing California’s future workforce to take advantage of new and emerging industries.
“At Greenfield Union, we have rethought the way we teach our students,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald. “By investing in technology, we have been able to ensure our teachers are reaching each and every student with individualized lessons targeted towards those specific skills they need in order to succeed academically. Our test scores and API gains prove our approach is working in helping to prepare our students for careers in the 21st century economy.”
Assemblymember’s Media Contact:Marva Diaz, (916) 319-2030, Marva.Diaz@asm.ca.gov
School District Media Contact: Rolando Bonilla, (415) 987-8025, Rolando@fordandbonilla.com
Luis Alejo represents the 28th District in the California State Assembly, which consists of San Benito County, the Salinas Valley, North Monterey County, South Santa Clara County and the city of Watsonville.
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