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At MPUSD, the health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. Over the past year we have taken the following preventive measures to help safeguard our schools:

MPUSD has:

  • Established close working relationships with the fire and police departments in all our communities to understand our role and responsibilities in handling emergency situations.
  • Committed funds to place school resource officers on our campuses
  • Held Community Safety Meetings with the Police Chiefs of Marina, Seaside and Monterey
  • Trained administrators and staff to handle emergency situations and communications

  • Updated crisis management plans and practiced safety drills, intruder alerts and lockdowns

  • Installed security fencing, and obtained a Secure our Schools Planning and Implementation Grant ($275,000)

  • Purchased emergency communications systems for all district sites

  • Contracted Canine Inspection Services to monitor our schools

  • Implemented ParentLink mobile communications application to increase instant communication

  • Increased and promoted the availability of mental health resources to students and families

  • Created an anonymous Tip Line for reporting safety issues or concerns on the MPUSD website, school webpages and via ParentLink mobile communications application

  • Instituted an emergency communication protocol to keep Parents informed using three methods of communication (web posting, letter home, and instant messaging via ParentLink)

Illuminate Behavior Input

Student Support Services

What's New

Congratulations to Melanie Tanseco!

California Teachers Association Recipient of the Human Rights Award.



LEAP Program 

Katie Rivera (831) 645-1207


STEPS (Moderate/Severe) Program

Heather Cheatham (831) 645-1207


KEY (Emotional Disturbance) Program

Katie Rivera (831) 645-1207


Related Services

 Speech, Language and Communication Services 

Occupational Therapy
Adapted Physical Education

 Deaf & Hard of Hearing 

School Psychologist Services

Behavior Specialist Services




Military Family Resources

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) serves military Families with special needs. A EFM is defined as a Family member with any physical, emotional, developmental or mental disorder that requires special medical treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for sponsors with qualifying family members. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the Family throughout the sponsor's career. The EFM program works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to Families with Special Needs.


The EFM Manager:

Ms. Linda Moseley,

Army Community Service, Building 4260,

Gigling Road, Seaside CA 93955

(831) 242-7960


For more information please review the EFMP website  or connect on FaceBook

Summer Session

Apply for ESY (staff only)

* you must use your MPUSD email to access the ESY application. If you do not currently have an MPUSD email, please contact Heather Cheatham ( for assistance.


2016 ESY sites:

SDC Pre-K= Marina Children's Center

K-5 grade = Highland Elementary

6- Adult = Seaside Middle School


STAFF Only: ESY Enrollment Forms

Transportation Form (ESY and Fall)


ADD a student to SIRAS

* In order to access the "add a student" form, you need to be logged into your district email


SIRAS Online

Student Support Services

Contact Information:

Dr. Tony Shah
Assistant Superintendent

Katie Rivera
Director, Special Education


Donnie Everett
Director, Social Emotional Support


Heather Cheatham




Aaron Wood

Behavior Intervention Coordinator

Cynthia Foster
Executive Secretary



Ana Rocha
Program Analyst


Nina Mendoza

Account Clerk II

(831) 645-1222


Barbara Luckert

Data Specialist, Special Education Records

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1031, Room 36
Monterey, CA 93942-1031


Phone:  831-645-1207

Fax:      831-392-3449