El Monte Schools’ catering rolls out red carpet for retirees

Hollywood-style soirée sends two star administrative employees from the district into retirement with glamorous style.

El Monte (Calif.) City School District catering staff had stars in their eyes when they planned a surprise retirement party for El Monte assistant superintendents Kristen Olafsson and Cynthia Traino. Complete with red carpet, fancy appetizers, an awesome buffet and even the iconic Hollywood sign (changed to “ElMontewood”), this was an event for 200 guests—including current and former school district and foodservice staff—to remember.

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