In the year 2000, the Monrovia Unified School District began planning for the year 2020. One of the main areas of focus was improving the reading levels of students. To that end it was decided the best way to accomplish this was to make this goal a citywide effort. To do this, a group of Civic and community leaders was brought together address the goal. Get the right people together and the old saying “get on board the train or get out of the way” could not be more descriptive of how Monrovia Reads was formed. The Monrovia Reads’ train left the station in a big hurry! In fact, you might say it was a bullet train that left the station and is still going strong.
Here is a brief history of the many Monrovia Reads accomplishments and a look into what’s coming next: