SURPRISE RESIGNATION FROM A MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Unified School Board got a surprise resignation yesterday. Reporter David Haldane says the board will bid long-time member Ed Will farewell… The makeup of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is about to change. In a surprise announcement, 12 ½-year board member J. Edward Will said

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MUSD, SCHOOL EMPLOYEES STUCK ON “ME TOO” CONTRACT CLAUSE

The Morongo Unified School District and the California School Employees Association had a bargaining session Wednesday, and have tentatively agreed on three more items, but continue to disagree on the “me too” clause of salary negotiations. The CSEA is a union that represents classified employees such as security, food service,

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN BUSY WORK, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Morongo Unified School Board will be very busy today with work-study, closed, and open sessions. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Morongo Unified School District Board of trustees will meet in a work-study session at 5:00 today to receive presentations on the Single Plans for Student

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FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer… The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program, in conjunction with

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FREE SUMMER MEALS AVAILABLE FOR AREA CHILDREN

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer…

The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program, in conjunction with

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORK/STUDY, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board has a very busy schedule of meetings starting this evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the school board will be in a work/study session, closed session, including a meeting with teachers and employees, and then an open session… The Morongo Unified School District Board of

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CHOOL DISTRICT, NON-TEACHING EMPLOYEES STILL NEGOTIATING

Staff from the Morongo Unified School District and the California School Employees Association continue to negotiate a labor contract. The CSEA is a union that represents classified employees such as security, food service, office and clerical workers, maintenance and operations, and instructional assistants. At its May 26 negotiating meeting, the

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS DISGRUNTLED TEACHERS, REJECTS CHARTER SCHOOL

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night to an audience of disgruntled teachers. Reporter David Haldane said a work action discussion was followed by a surprise rejection to a proposed charter school… It was a sea of blue t-shirts. That was the pervasive color last night as a standing-room-only

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: TEACHER PROTESTS, CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION

The Morongo Unified School Board of trustees meets tonight. The Board is expecting a presence from teachers in a contract impasse working only required hours and a charter school petition consideration. Reporter David Haldane takes a closer look… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District are hoping to see lots

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, TEACHERS DAY, TEACHERS SOUGHT, AND MEALS MAY GO UP

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session. Reporter David Haldane says a day to honor teachers, a call for more teachers, and an increase in the price of meals are all on the agenda… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may soon have a day set aside

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FOUR MORONGO BASIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AWARDED STATE GOLD RIBBON AWARDS

Four Morongo Basin elementary schools earned Gold Ribbon Awards by the California Department of Education for making gains in academic content and performance standards. The gains were made in language arts, math, language development, and science. Last year, the award recognized middle and high schools. The Morongo Basin’s Gold Ribbon

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD CUTS TIES WITH HOPE ACADEMY

Members of the Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education are having a busy week. Last night they met to make difficult decisions regarding the district’s charter schools. And tomorrow they’ll be gathering for a special work study session to hammer out a strategic plan for the future, a timeline

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS COMPETING CHARTER SCHOOLS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says charter schools are the dominating agenda item… The hot-button question of which charter school will serve the Morongo Unified School District may be resolved at the board of education’s regular meeting tonight. On one hand, the

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORK STUDY MEETING FRIDAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special work study session tomorrow morning, starting at 9 a.m. Trustees will discuss board policy development, budget priorities and goals, board goals, a strategic plan for the school district, and timeline development. The meeting will be held in district

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON HOPE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night. Dominating the meeting was a public hearing on a renewal application from Hope Academy Charter School. Reporter David Haldane said the hearing left some questions… Will Hope Academy survive in Yucca Valley? The future of the Morongo Unified School District’s only charter

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SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING ON HOPE CHARTER SCHOOL LICENSE TONIGHT

The first of two charter school applications will be the subject of a public hearing at tonight’s Morongo Unified School Board meeting. Reporter David Haldane takes a closer look… Is the Morongo Basin about to embark on an epic battle of the charter schools? If so, the first volley may

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MUSD BOARD GETS CHARTER PETITIONS, AWARDS $3.7 MILLION BUS CONTRACT

Charter schools, a multi-million dollar bus contract, an update on solar, and acquisition of a former school site were all on the docket for last night’s Morongo Unified School District Board meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education

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LAWSUIT MAY FORCE RELEASE OF ALL STUDENTS RECORDS

Concerned parents are being told that their child’s personal school records could be released as part of a lawsuit. Reporter David Haldane explains… It’s the irony of ironies. Parents concerned about children with disabilities filed a lawsuit alleging that the California Department of Education was not properly addressing their needs.

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SCHOOLBOARD HOLDS HEARING ON NAMING TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GYM

Even though it was announced and celebrated months ago, the Morongo Unified School Board will hold a public hearing on changing the name of the Twentynine Palms High School Gym tonight. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION

The Morongo Unified School Board will meet in closed and open sessions tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks their agenda… Board members will receive an update on negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and teachers’ union. In other business, the school board will consider a resolution guaranteeing equal educational

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