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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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The guest speaker will be Ellen Suglow, an exchange student from Ghana who, through the sponsorship of AFS (American Field Service), is attending Twentynine

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: ENERGY, FUNDING AND POLICY

Renewable energy, funding plans, and board policy revisions fill out the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the schedule…

Following a brief closed session at 5:15 on pupil and employee personnel issues, the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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BINGO FOR BOOKS AT LANDERS AND OASIS ELEMENTARY

Landers Elementary School will hold a Bingo for Books night, Wednesday, March 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be a bake sale. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road in Landers. For more information, call 760-364-2382.

 

Tomorrow night, Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS SOLAR ENERGY PRESENTATION

Environmental activists, union electrical workers, and other citizens packed a classroom at Joshua Tree Elementary School to hear—and participate in—a presentation by a solar energy firm to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork attended also, and summarizes the proceedings…

PsomasFMG, in the persons of its

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS MATH OVERHAUL, LABOR NEGOTIATION PROGRESS

An overhaul of the math program, community service at Black Rock High School, and labor negotiation progress were on the floor at the regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork was there and hits the high points…

A tag team of administrators, curriculum

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SCHOOL BOARD TAKES UP SOLAR ENERGY AND MATH

Solar energy possibilities and integrated mathematics; Reporter Dan Stork invites you to come and be educated along with the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District…

Following a closed session 5:30 pm to deal with pupil personnel and employee bargaining issues, the Board of Education of the Marengo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ELEMENTARY TAKING KIDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS

Twentynine Palms Elementary School is holding a kindergarten round-up to pre-enroll children for the 2014-2015 school year. Children must turn 5 by September 1, 2014. To pre-enroll, parents must make an appointment and pick up a kindergarten enrollment packet, starting Monday, March 17. Parents must bring to their appointment the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley High School teacher is expected to turn himself in to the Sheriff’s Department today, to answer charges that he had sex with a female student. A Joshua Tree Superior Court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Zachary Miller Wednesday. According to the District Attorney’s

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