SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS HEARINGS ON DISTRICT ELECTIONS AND AN ELECTION WAIVER

The Morongo Unified School District board will hold two public hearings on the transition to trustee area elections during tonight’s regularly-scheduled meeting. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The board will first meet

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Annual Education Conference for the California School Boards Association is on the agenda this afternoon for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with more… The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will meet in open session at 4 p.m. to conduct an open work study

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MORONGO BASIN ADULT EDUCATION CONSORTIUM EXECUTIVE MEETS TODAY

Pharmacy tech books and picnic tables are among the agenda items for today’s monthly meeting of the Morongo Basin Adult Education Consortium’s Executive Committee. The consortium–a partnership consisting of the Copper Mountain College Community College District, Morongo Unified School District and Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy–is charged with overseeing

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A PRECAUTIONARY DEEP CLEAN AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Twentynine Palms Elementary School is undergoing a deep-cleaning protocol after a staff member at the school was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis on Sunday. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details… A staff member at Twentynine Palms Elementary School was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis by an infectious disease specialist on Sunday

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SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES TRUSTEE AREA MAPS

The Morongo Unified School District board of education met in open session last night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education began in open session with a final audit presentation on tax-payer bond measure O. The Citizens Oversight Committee stated that the board followed community

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS HEARING ON PROPOSED ELECTION DISTRICTS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board will hold a public hearing on proposed maps for trustee area elections during tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Elementary School. The board will first

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MORONGO UNIFIED AND COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEET JOINTLY

Copper Mountain Community College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met in a special meeting yesterday to review joint projects and other important topics, Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in…

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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SCHOOL BOARD SEES PROPOSED DISTRICTS, APPROVES TEACHERS CONTRACT

The Morongo Unified School District board of education met in open session last night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education meeting began with a board study session on the new proposed boundaries for trustee areas. President of the National Demographics Corporation Douglas Johnson discussed

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SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARDS IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Special Joint Meeting Tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Special Joint

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REVIEW PROPOSED VOTING DISTRICTS

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 5:30 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The meeting will begin with a work study session to discuss two potential

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STUDENT ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR SHOW AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is inviting art students to enter the Annual Students’ Art Show. Ribbons, cash and scholarships awards will be given for first, second and third place. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation… All art students in grades nine through 12, including home school, private school,

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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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