South Whittier School District May Board Meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, May 14, in-person at the district office and via Zoom.


The Board and attendees heard two presentations regarding perfect attendance recognitions and parent engagement.


2024 SWSD Perfect Attendance Awards


Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, recognized South Whittier students who had perfect attendance this year. Two students received perfect attendance for the past two years, and one student had perfect attendance for the past seven years.


Awesome job, students!


Lake Marie

  1.  Emily Camalich


Loma Vista

  1.  Melanie Arredondo
  2.  Jose Campos Ceja
  3.  Violeta Fuentes Santos (7 Years)
  4.  Diego Lopez Ramirez
  5.  Rafael Lopez Ramirez



  1.  Sonny Garza
  2. Markos Lara


Los Altos

  1.  Christiane Alexander
  2.  Giovanni Barajas
  3.  Eirianne Pelayo (2 years)
  4.  Daniel Rayos Portillo
  5.  Kevin Vazquez



  1.  Lupita Chavez
  2.  Emmanuel Cruz-Alvarado
  3.  Maria Espinoza
  4.  Valentina Espinoza
  5.  Aubree Garcia
  6.  Leah Guillen Leon
  7.  Ronaldo Guillen Leon
  8.  Carlos Morales
  9.  Julian Moreno
  10.  Brandon Salcedo
  11.  Kendra Salcedo Ramos


Graves Middle School

  1.  Jonathan Mejia
  2.  Diego Rios (2 years)



Presentation: Parent Engagement


Director of Assessments, Accountability and Parent Engagement, Dr. Reanna Mendoza, and District Community Liaison, Brenda Venegas, shared about a partnership between South Whittier School District, The Boys & Girls Club, and Whittier College that has provided free technology classes to SWSD parents.


Ms. Venegas and a representative from The Boys & Girls Club shared about the technology class and it’s impact on the community. Ten participants took part in the class that was taught by Whittier College students. Most participants were Spanish speakers who all had different skill levels. This class was unique because participants were able to share their need and desire for learning and the classes focused their teaching on those needs.


All ten participants were recognized at the board meeting and were given Certificates of Completion. Congratulations to all participants!


  1. Alejandra Sanchez
  2. Antonia Bamaca
  3. Maria Teresa Vargas
  4. Maria Elena Esquivel
  5. Monica Sosa
  6. Leticia Rodriguez
  7. Reyna Serrillo-Velazquez
  8. Rosa Alicia Centeno
  9. Xochitl Rivera
  10. Yolanda Barajas



The district will hold their next board meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, at the district office and via Zoom.