BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM AT JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY

The Morongo Unified School District will serve “Breakfast in the Classroom” at Joshua Tree Elementary School. Breakfast in the Classroom takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it by moving it to the classroom. Breakfast is available to every child, at no cost, making it possible for all children

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NUTRITIONAL WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE

The Morongo Unified School District announced the Nutritional Services’ interactive and user friendly website. The website promotes nutrition education, healthy eating and the importance of physical exercise. The highlight of the website is the new interactive menus, which include nutrient and allergen information on each item served in the program.

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE, REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES

The federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students at school. There are several ways that public school students can qualify. Reporter Sara Snyder outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program…

Households that receive food stamps or CalWORKS may not have to complete a

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COMMUNITY BACK TO SCHOOL DAY TOMORROW

A community back-to-school day tomorrow will be held in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says free supplies and health services will be offered… Student backpacks will be given away, and T-Dap vaccines and dental screenings will be some of the many services offered during a community back-to-school day

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SCHOOL BOARD IN SELF-HELP MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will meet in a special work/study session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the conference room at District Headquarters, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. The Board will discuss how it does its work, including, effective board research; discussion of procedures

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SCHOOL BOARD MOVED THROUGH A BRISK MEETING LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education moved briskly through the agenda of its August 4 meeting. Reporter Dan Stork tells what happened… Morongo Unified School District Director of Facilities Ron Smith briefed the school board at Tuesday’s meeting on energy efficiency projects funded by Prop 39. The $1.125

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

In the first meeting of the 2015-1016 school year, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education takes on board policies from head lice to travel expenses, approves some improvement contracts, and more. Reporter Dan Stork has the list… In a 5 p.m. work/study session on August 4, the Morongo

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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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