SCHOOL BOARD RAISES MEAL COSTS, REVIEWS NEW PROGRAMS AND RULES

Business-wise, the June 30 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was a mop-up exercise. Reporter Dan Stork says that the focus of the meeting was a far-ranging and eye-opening presentation by a district staffer. Also, actions at the state level that will have local repercussions were

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SCHOOL BOARD MOPPING UP THE FISCAL YEAR TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a long list of mop-up items on the agenda for its next meeting. Reporter Dan Stork gives the rundown…

Following an open work/study session at 5:30 to review the single plans for student achievement at four schools, and a 6:30 closed

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SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT FOR SCHOOL BOARD

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold its second special meeting in two weeks tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says it’s about a budget workshop and the principal positions at two of the school district’s larger schools…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is having a

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN IN CHILD PORN, SEX ABUSE CASE

A former school bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District, accused of child pornography and child sexual abuse, accepted a plea bargain Friday. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms, pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography in exchange for dropping

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS SITE PLANS, CONTRACTS, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

The MUSD Board of Education held a brief special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says they covered four site plans, employment contracts, and special education matters…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education held a brief special meeting on Tuesday, June 16. Principals from Twentynine Palms Junior High School, Black

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SCHOOL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Directors calendar originally showed today as an empty date, but a special meeting has been called. Reporter Dan Stork tells what needs to get done…

The June 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS

Although the hundreds of Morongo Unified School District employees have been told the terms of their tentatively-agreed upon contracts, it’s not official yet. Reporter Dan Stork tells of one public step required by law, which will be part of the regular school board meeting tomorrow…

In accordance with the California

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFER SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Hi-Desert Medical Center will partner up with other area agencies to administer a summer food service program. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Family Health Clinics are partnering with the US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program and the Morongo Unified School District to offer free lunches

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SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET STORY CORRECTION AND ENROLLMENT DECLINE

In a recent story, we mis-reported a vote of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork makes a correction, and highlights a budget-related worry…

In our story about the June 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, we reported that the Board had

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TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The Morongo Unified School District will be providing a transitional kindergarten program for the 2015-2016 school year for students whose fifth birthday falls on or between September 2 and December 2, 2015. Please pick up, fill out, and return an enrollment packet at the elementary school in your neighborhood. Once

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS BUDGET, HONORS EMPLOYEES

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education recognized retirees and employees with long service to the district at its Tuesday meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says they also approved a draft budget…

The June 2 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education began with recognition of employees who have reached

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LONG SESSION SET FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a long meeting in store for it tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets down to work early on June 2, with a three-topic workshop/study session at 4:15 p.m. The topics

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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH TEACHERS UNION

Last week, the Morongo Teachers Association and the Morongo Unified School District went into mediation over a contract impasse, while the classified employees waited to see what happened. According to MUSD Superintendent Tom Baumgarten, tentative agreements have been reached between the District and the two bargaining groups representing certificated and

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TEACHERS IN CONTRACT DISPUTE MASS OUTSIDE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

With protest folk songs alternating with appreciations of union solidarity over a portable P.A. system, Morongo Unified School District teachers massed outside district headquarters on both sides of Utah Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Reporter Dan Stork was at the rally, and spoke with MTA representatives John Ferguson and Terry Weitz…

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SCHOOL BOARD PART 2: NEGOTIATIONS AND DISPUTES

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education began its May 19 meeting with presentations and recognitions. Then it turned to regular business. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. In this story, the progress of labor negotiations, teacher transfers, an eliminated position, and a disputed board policy…

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS; PART 1 OF 2: A MURAL AND AWARDS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education began its May 19 meeting with presentations and recognitions, before getting on to regular business. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today, in part one, a mural-in-a-day and employees of the year…

Onaga Elementary School teacher Heather Possehl opened

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features more employee recognitions and several board policies. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda…

The 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting begins with a presentation by Heather Possehl on the “Mural-in-a-Day”

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SCHOOL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING FOR TOMORROW

The MUSD Board of Education has inserted a special meeting between regular meetings. Reporter Dan Stork says it’s split between multiple work/study sessions, and a closed session…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is holding a special meeting on Tuesday, May 12. It starts at 5 p.m., at

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FULL HOUSE FOR SCHOOL BOARD IN 3-HOUR OPEN MEETING LAST NIGHT

A standing room only crowd of mostly employees attended the May 5 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education, to applaud those colleagues who were honored for their work at selected district sites, and to make clear their continuing displeasure at the course of contract negotiations. Reporter Dan Stork describes

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

A long meeting for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features employee recognitions and the District’s vote on the wastewater treatment measure. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda… The lead item on the action agenda at the May 5 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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