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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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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