MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Honors conferred by outside organizations, and numerous administrative actions are featured on the MUSD Board of Education meeting’s agenda tonight. Dan Stork lists the kudos and regulation topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on February 18 starts with a closed session at 5:30 to deal with

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS “COMMON CORE” MEETING TOMORROW

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and now the Common Core Standards are all approaches to improving educational outcomes in this country. If you’re confused about what the latest of these, the Common Core, adds to the mix (and you should be), reporter Dan Stork tells you about

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FULL HOUSE AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ASK FOR MORE PAY

Per usual, the agendized items of the Board of Education were dispatched in the blink of an eye, but its meeting was an hour long and spirited. Reporter Dan Stork explains why…

Teachers and other Morongo Unified School District employees attended the Board of Education meeting in force to

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SCHOOL BOARD WITH A BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

A lengthy agenda faces the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start in its February 4 with a 5 p.m. closed session devoted to student discipline issues, bargaining with

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LOCAL TEACHER A FINALIST FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms High School teacher was honored last week with 10 other teachers as a finalist for 2014 California Teacher of the Year for Region 10. Donna Petre was nominated for her work with students with severe disabilities at Twentynine Palms High School. She coordinates the efforts of many

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The Community Advisory Committee of the Special Education Local Plan Area for Morongo Unified School District will meet at noon Thursday at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School. Lorraine Loros from Pacific Clinics will present the topic, “How to Play.” Teachers, parents, school staff, and community members are invited to

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SCHOOL BOARD TO FETE MAJCHRZAK, BARGAIN WITH UNION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education departs from its usual first and third Tuesday meeting schedule, to hold its only January meeting tonight. Dan Stork says that union bargaining and a farewell to James Majchrzak highlight the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets going

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MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AIR CONDITIONERS

A transient was arrested Monday afternoon after a Sheriff’s detective caught him vandalizing air-conditioning units at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called police after seeing Philip Donnelly, 22, inside one of the portable class rooms allegedly stealing items. When Detective Heidi Hague

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS PROTEST FROM UNIONS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was enlivened by protests from representatives of the Morongo Teachers Association. Dan Stork explains… During the public comment opportunity at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Terri Weitz, the president of the Morongo Teachers Association, protested about the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight are more individual school plans, a musical performance, financial reports, and policy presentations. Dan Stork has details… The December 17 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins with a closed session at

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A COUPLE OF SURPRISES AT A MOSTLY ROUTINE SHOOL BOARD MEETING

The school board meeting last night mostly stuck to its agenda of budget report, student achievement plan presentations, school recognition, and policy updates. There were a couple of surprises, as Dan Stork reports… In an early workshop, Assistant Superintendent Dave Price led the Board of Education through the first interim

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight are more individual school plans, recognition for two schools, a musical performance, and a very long action agenda. Dan Stork summarizes what’s in store… The December 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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SCHOOL BOARD PART 2: NURSES, MILEAGE, AND SCHOOL RECOGNITIONS

This week’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District was wide-ranging. Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Yesterday: the legal and District views of AB 1266. Today, school nurses, mileage reimbursements, and two school recognitions…

Twentynine Palms Junior High School and Yucca Mesa Elementary Schools were recognized

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART 1: AB 1266, ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

AB1266, nursing resources, and mileage allowances were the major topics at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Dan Stork reviews the presentations, pleas, and perturbations in two parts. Today, AB 1266… Assistant Superintendent Doug Weller and John Dietrich, who advises the school district as legal counsel, gave

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SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS AB 1266 TONIGHT

On the agenda for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education are individual school plans, mileage allowances for administrators, AB1266 information, and more. Dan Stork has the list of issues… The November 19 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins with a closed session at

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SCHOOL BOARD IN VARIED SESSION LAST NIGHT

Student achievement goals, Prop 30 fund uses, and mileage reimbursement were among the topics at last night’s school board meeting. Dan Stork fills in the details… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education moved through its action agenda with the customary lack of discussion, save for one item. A

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WHAT IS BULLYING, PART 3 OF 4: CYBERBULLYING

With a focus on bullying from both school and law enforcement, Z107.7 continues our 4-part series on types of bullying. Today, in part 3 of 4, Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker describes cyberbullying… Cyberbullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful, and even dangerous. Cyberbullying is the most common with today’s technology.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education are individual school plans, mileage allowances for administrators, many policy reviews, and more. Dan Stork has the list of issues… The November 5 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins with a brief closed

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WHAT IS BULLYING: PART 2 OF 4, VERBAL BULLYING

The Sheriff’s Department is concerned with bullying among young people here in the Morongo basin. Z107.7 news is running a 4 part series identifying different types of bullying. Here is Sheriff’s Service specialist Anita Baker with part 2, verbal bullying….. There are several different types of bullying. Some of the

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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT PALM VISTA AND YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Enrollment is being accepted for state-funded preschool programs at two elementary schools in the Morongo Unified School District. Dan Stork tells about the guidelines for this county-operated program for eligible low-income families… The state preschool sites at Palm Vista and Yucca Valley Elementary Schools offer comprehensive child development programs and

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