MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FACES A LONG AGENDA TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has an exceptionally long agenda for its next regular meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork breaks it down…

The April 7 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a 23-item action agenda, including:

the meeting calendar for next year;

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SCHOOL BOARD TO TALK ABOUT HOPE ACADEMY, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at District offices in Twentynine Palms that will consist principally of workshops. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… Hope Academy will be one topic at a special workshop/study meeting of the Morongo Unified School District

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORKSHOP

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the Advanced Placement workshop…

A second workshop preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was about Advanced Placement courses. The pass rate

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AREAS OF FISCAL CONCERN

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the budget workshop…

During a public workshop preceding the regular session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores presented the 2nd

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DOMINATED BY LARGE TEACHER TURNOUT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the regular meetings, which was dominated by a large teacher turnout intent on impressing the Board during contract negotiations…

Morongo Teachers Association members turned out in the largest

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COUNSELING EVENT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Family Involvement program of the Morongo Unified School District is offering an evening of information at Yucca Valley High School to a counseling event. Reporter Dan Stork says it highlights guidance software, teacher access, and how to use the student portal…

There will be a counseling event at Yucca

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD TO MEET TONIGHT

Discussion about budgeting, bids, and bylaws will bulk up the business of the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork has details of tonight’s agenda…

During an early 5:30 pm open session, the MUSD Board of Education will have two workshops—one on the second interim

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SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL WORKER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

An employee with the Morongo Unified School District was arrested last month, accused of embezzling from the district. Administrators called police about possible embezzlement on November 12, 2014. Superintendent Tom Baumgarten told Z107.7 shortly after, that the employee–whom he refused to name, but who is now known to be Karin

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SCHOOL BOARD FACES UNHAPPY TEACHERS, REFUSE LAYOFFS

Labor cost was the theme of a well-attended Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. Reporter Dan Stork relates what was said—and decided—about funding, negotiations, and layoffs… Approximately 100 school employees—mostly teachers—came out to show their support for their contract negotiating team, following a second round of

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN TWO SESSIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT

A long Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight deals mainly with tuning board policies. Reporter Dan Stork lists the affected policies, and the other items on the agenda… The March 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start

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SCHOOL BOARD NAMES BAUMGARTEN SUPERINTENDANT, RAISES FEES

The action agenda before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education occupied perhaps 10 minutes of the Board meeting Tuesday, including unanimous approval of a 3-plus year contract for Tom Baumgarten to serve as the Superintendent of Schools. Reporter Dan Stork says that the bulk of the meeting consisted

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, BAUMGARTEN UP FOR SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is ready to appoint a permanent superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork says they didn’t have to look too far… At its February 17 meeting, the MUSD Board of Education is scheduled to vote on whether to remove the “interim” designation from the title

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LARGE CROWD OF UNHAPPY TEACHERS CONFRONT THE SCHOOL BOARD

A full parking lot at Joshua Tree Elementary School, coupled with a routine formal agenda, promised some unscheduled revelations at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that the meeting delivered on that promise… A full house of teachers, in union

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ITEMS

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board consists totally of pro-forma items. Reporter Dan Stork lists the administrative and financial items that will be presented… At the beginning of the 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Mark

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SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area of the Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee tomorrow at noon at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The Community Advisory Committee consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth.

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SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be holding a District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, at Condor Elementary School at 3:45 p.m. They will be discussing: English Learners—How they are identified and reclassification procedures; the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and what it means;

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SCHOOL BOARD MAKES IT EASIER FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AT CSSB

An exceptionally short meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education included the approval of an agreement that will be of great benefit to future college-bound high school graduates in the District. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Last night, MUSD approved a Memorandum of Understanding with California State University

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN SPECIAL, OPEN, AND CLOSED SESSION

The Morongo Unified School Board meets today and tonight in special open and closed sessions. The meeting will be at Yucca Valley Elementary School with the open session at 4:00 p.m. After an opportunity for public comment on agenda items, the Board will adjourn to a work study session on

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RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Attention students and teachers: The California Retired Teachers Association is offering scholarships for Morongo Basin graduates and teachers. Here with the information on who qualifies, and how to apply, is reporter Sara Snyder… The California Retired Teachers Association, Hi-Desert Division 62, is currently accepting applications for two scholarships, each in

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