SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION CHANGES

The Morongo Unified School District held a public meeting last night, including a public hearing on proposed by-trustee area elections. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there and has the details…

Members of the desert community were quick to weigh-in on the proposed by-trustee area elections plan at the MUSD public meeting

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH A PUBLIC HEARING ON TRANSITION TO DISTRICT ELECTIONS

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet in open session tonight. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 5 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The meeting will begin with the election of new officers followed by a

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YUCCA VALLEY REQUESTS DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY IN RESPONSE TO ELECTION DEMAND

Like the City of Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Unified School District, and dozens of other government agencies around the state, the Town of Yucca Valley recently received a letter from a Los Angeles lawyer alleging the Town was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because the town’s

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AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS SUBJECT OF Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Recently, the City of Twentynine Palms, Town of Yucca Valley, and the Morongo Unified School District have received letters from a Los Angeles lawyer claiming that the government agencies are in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because at-large elections, the attorney argues, discriminate against minority voters by diluting

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS NO PUBLIC INPUT ON CHANGING TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS

Updated 12-7-17 6:30 p.m. to clarify the attorney’s fees.

Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met last night in a special meeting that was the first of two public hearings about the at-large versus district elections. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… A handful of residents showed up for

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SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING ON AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a special public hearing tonight for input on transitioning from at-large to district-based elections. The school district is one of several local government entities threatened recently with legal action should they continue holding at-large elections, which some deem as a violation

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be the subject of the z107.7 “Up Close” show tomorrow. Assistant Superintendents Amy Woods and Debby Turner will talk about the new ACES Academy program, changes and challenges within the schools, and plans for the future. Call and ask what you want to know

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS YUCCA VALLEY CAREER CENTER PLAN

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met last night. Reporter Eric Knabe Fills us in on the details… Superintendent Tom Baumgarten presented an a update on the new Academy of College and Career Excellence. Plans now include partnerships with local government, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HEAR PLAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN CENTER MALL PROJECT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight gets an update on its new Academy of College and Career Excellence and is likely to designate December 12 as its annual reorganization meeting during which new officers will be selected. The Academy of College and Career Excellence is a pet

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WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT DISTRICT VERSUS AT-LARGE ELECTIONS

Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The lawyer, Kevin Shenkman of Malibu, argues that “at-large” elections dilute the vote

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The school board held a closed session

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SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORS TO DISCUSS DYSLEXIA TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District’s community advisory committee will hold a presentation on dyslexia Thursday, November 9. A special education program specialist will discuss the definition of dyslexia, as well as how to identify it and ways to help students with dyslexia. The presentation starts at noon at Joshua Tree

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SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER ELECTIONS BY DISTRICTS

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District all received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. At its last meeting in October, the school board

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HEARS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors met last night in regular session. Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in… The meeting began with a presentation by Tom Baumgarten of the Morongo Unified School District. The presentation showed how the district‘s framework of a multi-tiered system of support is a

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SCHOOL BOARD DEFERS DISTRICT ELECTION DECISION

The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees met last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… When the board reconvened to open session last night, it was decided to table the resolution to change the way board members are elected from “at large” voting to district-based voting. Board member

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SCHOOL BOARD ALSO CONSIDERS “AT LARGE” VS, DISTRICT ELECTIONS TONIGHT

Revised board policies, National Disabilities Awareness Month, and a change to district-based election voting are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s reporter Eric Knabe with more… The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 5 p.m. tonight,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Public relations and marketing, National Disabilities Awareness Month, textbooks, and sewer-related contracts are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s Managing editor Tami Roleff with more…

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 6 p.m. tonight, at

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES DRUGS AND CELL PHONES TONIGHT

Drugs and cell phones are among the topics on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter David Haldane explains… Thirty-two years ago, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent named Enrique Camarena was tortured to death by a drug lord in Mexico. Tonight,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) of Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on Thursday, September 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The CAC consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW TEACHERS CONTRACT

Eureka! That pretty much describes the mood among those in the know at last night’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… To the casual observer, it looked completely routine; without a word of discussion, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education last night unanimously approved

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