The Moreno Valley Unified School District is a recipient of two of the state's leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Awards. Now in its 40th year, this award is sponsored by the California School Boards Association to recognize outstanding public school programs for innovation, sustainability and best practices that facilitate positive student outcomes.
There were 253 applications received from the CSBA for the 2019 Golden Bell Awards. Moreno Valley Unified received a positive validation visit by Gil Rebollar from Brawley Elementary School District on September 30, 2019. The District will be receiving two Golden Bell Awards in December this year for the Community Wellness Center and Professional Development and Digital Learning Department.
“The Golden Bell Award is a prestigious award that demonstrates that we have made a difference for students,” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “I am proud of our staff who put a tremendous amount of effort into these programs that make a positive impact on our students."
The Community Wellness Center began in January 2017. It has successfully eliminated barriers to learning by providing students with a school-based program while increasing health, safety, academic support, activities and free resources. The Center provides priority assistance for homeless and foster youth students. The center offers parent seminars on self-efficacy, financial education, employment, health, literacy and nutrition.
The Professional Development and Digital Learning Department is designed to provide high-quality professional development to promote increased achievement. Emphasis is placed on providing training and follow-up coaching for all core academic subjects. District Professional Development Specialists are assigned to all sites to provide in-class, follow-up coaching. District Professional Development Specialists lead collaborations within departments and grade levels which facilitate teachers and paraprofessionals learning from one another, improve instructional approaches, and increase achievement.