Rowland Unified Superintendent Maria Ott has released the following comment about
were 51.57% (4,193) votes cast for Yes and 48.43% (3,938) votes for No.
behalf of the Board of Education, I thank our parents, staff and
community members for your hard work on the Measure E effort. Although
we received a majority of the votes cast, we were far from the
two-thirds needed to pass the measure.
“The support of our voters
reflects their understanding of the impact of the State’s devastating
reductions to education, especially to the schools in Rowland Unified.
We will continue to stay focused on the important work of teaching and
learning while implementing unprecedented cuts to our staff and
“Public education is the hope for a better future in
California and our nation, and it will take the efforts of everyone in
Rowland Unified to stay focused on our mission to realize the potential
of each and every child during this fiscal crisis.”
in cuts due to the State Budget crises. Programs impacted will include
college preparation classes, counselors, health/safety and security
services, music and art programs and loss of teachers and classified
staff and administration has been working on a reorganization model for
the District to plan on how to continue to deliver key programs and
services with reduced resources.
Rowland Unified School District serves 17,500 students at 23
elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights,
Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina.