MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD GETS TO WORK TONIGHT

After a respite from public meetings, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets back to work on August 5. Reporter Dan Stork says the long agenda is highlighted by upper-level administrative contracts… Following an open workshop/study session at 5 p.m., devoted to self-evaluation, the Board of Education of

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THREE FILE FOR TWO OPEN SEATS ON MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Two seats are available, and three candidates, so far, for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork looks at how the contest is shaping up… With the deadline for filing approaching, three candidates have filed declarations of candidacy for the two open seats on the Morongo

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Most of the Measure O bond money authorized by voters has already been spent on construction projects in the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork says that volunteers are needed to continue the oversight required as the remaining million dollars are spent…

The Morongo Unified School District’s Citizens Oversight

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for this afternoon, July 17, at 5 pm. A single open agenda item, dealing with a piggyback contract for fuel, is sandwiched between two closed sessions — one on employee issues (including the employment of an Assistant

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RECENTLY RETIRED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL FILES FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Dr. Cindy McVay, who retired June 30 from Morongo Unified School District, has filed papers to run for the Morongo Unified School Board in November. McVay was a principal at Oasis Elementary, Morongo Elementary, and most recently, Palm Vista Elementary. McVay said, “After 33 years in education, I have the

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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FREE SUMMER LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer…

The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program, in conjunction with the US Department

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT ENGLISH FORMALLY RESIGNS HER POSITION

Last Friday, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District held another special meeting. On Tuesday, Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten wrote a release about that meeting. Dan Stork says it formalizes the departure of Superintendent Dr. Cecelia English… We asked Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten whether any actions came

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SCHOOL BOARD NAMES TOM BAUMGARTEN INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

Most of the lengthy agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting dealt with turn-of-school-year mop-up. Reporter Dan Stork says that two issues of note concerned the sudden removal of the district superintendent…

Following the action of the school board over the weekend, in which it placed

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SCHOOL BOARD WRAPS UP THE SCHOOL YEAR TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board wraps up the current school year in its June 24 meeting with a long, but generally pro-forma agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics that will be addressed…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education starts its June 24 meeting at 5:30 p.m. with

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SUPERINTENDANT OF SCHOOLS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

More upheaval in the upper management levels of the Morongo Unified School District. After the loss of two financial administrators, it seems the newly hired Superintendent is next. Reporter Dan Stork has the latest…

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPONSORING FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer… The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a summer feeding program, in conjunction with the US Department

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TO EVALUATE SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for today, June 19, at 5 pm. The meeting’s agenda is a closed session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of Superintendent Dr. Cecilia English. The meeting will take place at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

FREE LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS OFFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Morongo Basin students up to age 18 can receive a free lunch in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The free lunch program begins Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, August 1. Lunches will include a sandwich or pita, fresh fruit, vegetable, and milk. The free lunches will be available

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TODAY AND TONIGHT IN MARATHON MEETING

Another long meeting is in store for the Board of Education on June 3. Reporter Dan Stork says it starts with an evaluation of the Superintendent, and continues with many end-of-year recognitions and setting the wheels in motion for next year… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets

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FIVE OF OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

High honors for five of our local Morongo Unified schools. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the well-deserved kudos… Five elementary schools in the Morongo Basin will be recognized by the county and state for their students’ academic achievements. Condor, Friendly Hills, Landers, and Morongo Valley Elementary Schools will receive the

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GRADUAUTION FOR HOPE ACADEMY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Graduation for Hope Academy Charter School in Yucca Valley is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. The graduation ceremony for 80 graduating seniors will be held in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. The public is invited to attend.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PART 2: APPROVALS AND COMPLAINTS

Most of the very long meeting of the Morongo Unified School District on Tuesday centered on a proposed raise for the District Superintendent. In the second of two reports on the meeting, reporter Dan Stork says that approvals on diverse subjects were given, and diverse complaints were heard… District Superintendent

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART ONE: SUPERINTENDENT’S RAISE DENIED IN VOCAL MEETING

A near-capacity crowd stayed through the longest meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education that reporter Dan Stork has ever covered. In the first of two reports on the meeting, he says that they mostly came to protest one agenda item, and they got what they came

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NEW MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SALARIES RAISE EYEBROWS, MEETING TONIGHT

Employee recognitions, bond fund oversight, and administrators’ salaries are among the items before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork previews the agenda…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its May 20 meeting with a report by the Citizens’ Oversight Committee on

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