Superintendent's Report - February 2008

by Dr. Elizabeth Lolli

Hello! I’d like to thank everyone for the warm welcome as Superintendent of the Monroe Local Schools. The past twelve days have been very busy, but very exciting!

Monroe has a proud heritage of supporting the city and the schools. The support and pride for the school system is seen each time one sees the new school campus on Yankee Road.

In March, the community is being asked to support the district by supporting Issue 10. This bond issue is part of the original master plan started when the district was formed.

In 2001, community members and district officials projected the need for a new PreK-4 facility by 2010. Today, that need has become a reality. Enrollment increases by about 10% each year. This has caused the old Monroe Elementary to be refurbished as a primary building. Unfortunately, this use of old Monroe Elementary is only a band-aid to the increasing school population. By 2010, the district will be out of classroom space – a new building is needed now.

A positive vote on March 4th on Issue 10 will keep community costs for a new school lower, but more importantly our children’s needs will be served.

For questions or concerns about this bond issue, please visit or contact a levy committee member. Thank you for supporting our schools!

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