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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NEW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS SERIES ON DIPSLAY

The Morongo Unified School District will be adopting a math textbook series from McGraw-Hill for grades K-12. The books and materials are on display for the next 30 days for the public to view in the Media Center at the school district office at 5715 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms.

REGISTER FOR TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

When kindergarten age was shifted during state budget difficulties in recent years, a new program was instituted to cover children whose birthdays fell into the resulting black hole. Reporter Dan Stork describes eligibility for the optional Transitional Kindergarten program… The Morongo Unified School District will again be offering a Transitional

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AWARDS, CONTRACTS, AND FUNDING

Employee recognitions occupied most of the meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that school awards, employee contracts, career education funding, and financial administration were also discussed…

At the start of the Board of Education meeting, employees from (mostly) western schools in the

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ANOTHER TOP-LEVEL FINANCE ADMINSTRATOR LEAVING MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

It has become known that Dave Price, the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services in the Morongo Unified School District, will be leaving his post. Reporter Dan Stork asked Price about his plans…

We caught up with Dave Price during a break in the Board of Education meeting, and asked about

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Employee salaries and plans for student achievement make up most of the School Board meeting agenda tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

Having settled up with the teachers’ union last month, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set to approve a contract with the classified

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, TEACHERS RAISES APPROVED

Teachers and substitutes for the Marengo Unified School District got a pay raise at the Board of Education’s regular meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

A standing-room-only crowd of mostly parents and students were treated to a performance by the Japanese Dan Group of Joshua Tree Elementary

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT WITH A WIDE-RANGING AGENDA

The Board of Education has a wide-ranging agenda at its next meeting. Reporter Dan Stork previews what will go on, from Japanese dancing to labor agreements and course outline reviews…

Following a 6:30 closed session on pupil and employee bargaining issues, the regular 7 pm open session of the Morongo

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MORONGO BASIN SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD: LABOR AGREEMENTS AND SOLAR ENERGY

Imminent labor agreements and solar energy highlighted the Board of Education meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork says that funding measures and policy revisions were also dealt with…

In their regular reports to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, the representatives of the District labor unions told about

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