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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SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZES, GETS FINANCIAL REPORTS TONIGHT

Financial reports and reorganization head the list for the MUSD Board of Education meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of business… The December 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early 5 p.m. start, with the annual reorganization and a

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS THURSDAY

The School District Advisory Committee, which includes MUSD staff, parents, community members and any interested parties that would like to attend, will be meeting on Thursday, December 11, at 5:15pm at the Morongo Unified School District Conference Room at 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, California, to discuss the Local

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Teacher contract negotiation topics head the agenda of the MUSD Board of Education meeting for December 2. Reporter Dan Stork says that oversight committee appointments, construction completion, and board policies will also be addressed… The December 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will include a

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SCHOOL BOARD FINALIZES SOLAR CONTRACT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education stuck to its timeline and finalized an agreement with its selected solar contractor at its meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork tells what comes next… At the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, the Board heard a recap of the

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SCHOOL BOARD MAY APPROVE SOLAR ENERGY CONTRACT TONIGHT

The major pieces of business before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education at its November 18 meeting are about the much-discussed solar energy project. After discussing required easements in the 5:30 p.m. closed session, the 7 p.m. open session will include a public hearing on entering into a

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS THURSDAY

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

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SCHOOL BOARD DECLINES PARTISAN SUPPORT OF PENDING BILL

Before a sparse audience, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education dispatched its agenda quickly. Reporter Dan Stork reports that there was one debated issue… By a vote of 2-2, with one abstention, the MUSD Board of Education declined to register support for Assembly Bill 2372, which purports to

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS ONE DAY LATER, TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is moving its first regular meeting for November by one day, to Wednesday of this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the agenda…

On November 5, the MUSD Board of Education will hold an open session discussion of Hope Academy Charter School at

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SCHOOL BOARD MAKES NOTICE ON UPCOMING SOLAR POWER CONTRACT

The Morongo Unified School District will consider the awarding of a solar contract at its second meeting this month, on November 18th. Dan Stork explains why they’ve put out the word early… When a school district decides to go solar, it doesn’t have to go through a competitive bid process.

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THIS IS RETIRED TEACHERS WEEK

This week we join the nation in honoring retired teachers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says our local Morongo Basin Retired teachers deserve our thanks… Perhaps you’ve spotted one of your former teachers out walking dogs at a local animal shelter, or ringing up purchases at your favorite thrift shop. Maybe

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