PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON SCHOOL SURPLUS PROPERTY, INCLUDING OLD JT EL, TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District’s Surplus Property Committee meets this morning to hear public input on acceptable uses of space and real property, including disposition of the old Joshua Tree Elementary School property on the 6000 block of Sunburst Avenue. The meeting gets underway at 10 a.m. this morning in

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD CONSIDERS “SUNSHINE PROPOSAL”

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight will once again consider a so-called “sunshine proposal” to guide negotiations with the California School Employees’ Association for next year’s contract. The idea, district officials say, is to avoid a protracted impasse over pay and working conditions like what the district

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SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUES WORK STUDY SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education continues yesterday’s work study session tomorrow (Friday, March 10). On the agenda this time: more board goals and options for secondary education. The board will also review proposed changes in its strategic plan and governance handbook. Tomorrow’s workshop—which is open to the

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN SPECIAL MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets together tomorrow (March 8) for a special work study session. The subjects to be discussed include the district’s strategic plan, the school board’s goals and its governance handbook. The session, beginning 8 a.m. in Room 18 at Joshua Tree Elementary School

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: WANTS TO AVOID BITTER TEACHER CONTRACT DISPUTES

The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education is already looking for ways to avoid last year’s protracted—and sometimes bitter—contract negotiations with its teachers. Future contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and its teachers may be about to get easier. Or at least less frequent. In the wake

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SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARD MEET IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will brainstorm with trustees of the local community college tomorrow night. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a joint meeting with the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees tomorrow night. On

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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SCHOOL BOARD TO SWEAR IN MIKE CHLEBIK TOMORROW

Michael Chlebik, the newest member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, will be sworn in by Superintendent Tom Baumgarten at the board’s regular meeting tomorrow night. Chlebik, a teacher at Joshua Springs Christian School in Yucca Valley, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by the

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CMC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MUSD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast…

One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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MIKE CHLEBIK NAMED TO SCHOOL BOARD

The Morongo Unified School Board of Education selected Michael Chlebik Wednesday afternoon to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Ronald Palmer in November. The board held several special meetings recently to go through the 10 applicants for the position. Chlebik and Ken King were called back for

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWING BOARD APPLICANTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet today and tomorrow to review applications and discuss applicants for the open board seat previously occupied by Ronald Palmer, who died on November 18. Today’s meeting gets underway at 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 3:15. Both will be held in

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS APPLICANTS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, to review candidate information and discuss the candidates for the vacant Board of Education seat. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista, in Joshua Tree.

SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS BOARD APPLICANTS

The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, January 13. The board will review candidate information and discuss the candidates’ qualifications for the vacant seat on the board of education. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny

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SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS TEN APPLICANTS FOR EMPTY SEAT

With an open seat after the death of newly-reelected trustee Ron Palmer, The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will review 10 applications for the opening and determine questions to ask the candidates this morning, followed by the interviews at 9:40 in the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will deal with a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… The fate of an abandoned high school is on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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A LOOK BACK AT MORONGO BASIN NEWS IN 2016, PART 3 OF 4

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the top stories of the year.

After more than a year of bitter arguments, the Morongo Unified School District and the Morongo Teacher’s Association union finally reached an agreement on a new contract. The teachers received a stepped

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SCHOOL BOARD WILL APPOINT MEMBER TO REPLACE RON PALMER

Change is in the air at the Morongo Unified School District. At last night’s meeting, the board selected new officers and decided how to replace a nine-year member who died just after being re-elected. Reporter David Haldane has the story… The Morongo Unified School District last night selected a new

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee, which consists of any interested parent or community member, will be meeting Thursday, December 15, at Friendly Hills Elementary School at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

SCHOOL BOARD TO REORGANIZE, DISCUSS HOW TO FILL OPEN SEAT TOMORROW

The death of long-time Morongo Unified School District board member Ronald Palmer, just days after being re-elected, will be a major topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District will swear in two board members and discuss how

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SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS FOR INPUT ON ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN

The Morongo Unified School District is asking for the public’s input for the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Each school has a link to the survey on their webpage or it is available on the district’s website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us. The survey ends December 16, 2016. The district values your

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