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Summer 2015  


Roosevelt Nears Completion

Mona Merlo to Lead Sato

About Eunice Sato

Citizens' Oversight Committee

Keeping It Local



Citizens' Oversight Committee
Thursday, June 25, 2015
4:15 p.m. Optional Site Tour
5:00 p.m. Meeting
Location: Browning High School
2180 Obispo Avenue
Long Beach 90804

Enclosed flat-heeled footwear is required for the meeting and tour.
In addtion, long pants and long sleeved shirts are required for the tour.



  • On any given day, including Saturdays, more than 100 construction workers are putting finishing touches on two new schools to open this fall: Roosevelt Elementary and Newcomb Academy.

  • Middle and high school students at new schools in the district will have access to iPads as a learning tool.

  • Newcomb K-8 Academy students and staff will return to their rebuilt campus this fall to find a new gymnasium and auditorium-- amenities they never had before because the school was originally built as an elementary school.

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Roosevelt Elementary Nears Completion

Work crews this summer will put the finishing touches on a completely rebuilt Roosevelt Elementary School, set to open this fall after two years of construction.

Students and staff will arrive to see a very different campus...

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Mona Merlo to Lead New Sato Academy

Mona Merlo, the tenth child in a family of 12, grew up in a town of 600 people in rural South Dakota. The girl who graduated in a class of 24 students and drove tractors during her summer vacations could never have imagined that she would become principal of an innovative small high school in the third largest school district in California.

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About Eunice Sato

The newest small high school in the Long Beach Unified School District opening this fall is named after Eunice Noda Sato, the first female mayor of Long Beach. Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science is the first school in the district to be named for an Asian American.

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Kris Thornton Believes In Investing in the Future

Maybe it was his father, an aerospace engineer, who taught him to shoot for the stars. Or maybe it’s his job in the home mortgage business, with the ups and downs of the real estate market that keeps him focused on the long term.

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Julie Jackson, COC member

Peggy Williams, Measure K Program Consultant

Peggy Williams has lived in Long Beach for the past five years, although her connections to the city and the district go much further back. Her grandmother moved to Long Beach as a young child, attended LBUSD elementary and middle schools and was a 1932 graduate of Wilson High School where she was an active member of the swimming/dive team.

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Julie Jackson, COC member
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