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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SCHOOL DISTRICT, TEACHERS, AT AN IMPASSE IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Local teachers have reached an impasse in their contract with the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter David Haldane says a statement from the district outlines the two side’s positions… Contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and the union representing its teachers have ended in an apparent impasse, according

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

There will be a Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee meeting at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Ms. Shelley Howell’s room tomorrow, January 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. The District Advisory Committee is for parents, teachers, and any other interested community members that would like to meet to discuss

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SCHOOL BOARD SAYS LOCKER BIDS TOO HIGH, MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board is expected to reject bids for new lockers tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks tonight’s meeting… Students at La Contenta Middle School and Twentynine Palms Junior High School will have to live with beat-up lockers a while longer. That’s because the Morongo Unified School District Board

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS FOR REORGANIZATION MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meet tomorrow. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting will focus on reorganization… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gathers tomorrow for its annual reorganization meeting. On the agenda: election of a new president and clerk as well as district representative

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STATE SENATOR FULLER NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, who represents the Morongo Basin, was honored last week as the Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the California School Boards Association. The Morongo Unified School District nominated Fuller for the award based on her years of dedicated public service and commitment to education. Prior

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board of Trustees will meet in closed and open session tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the agendas…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in closed session with employee bargaining representatives and legal consul. Then, at 7,

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SUNSHINE AND LOCKERS AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says sunshine and lockers will dominate the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 5 p.m. tonight with a closed session to discuss employee contract negotiations. Then,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a college agreement, tracking absences, and an immunization policy are on the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 7 p.m. tonight by considering an agreement with Copper Mountain College allowing

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ROLLS OUT MOBILE MENU APP

You can now look at the school district’s daily menu on your smart phone. The Morongo Unified School District mobile app, called Web Menus for School Nutrition, lets you look at menus, nutrient and allergen information, and links to your online payment account. The app is available in both the

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

There will be a Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee meeting, which consists of parents, community members, and MUSD staff, at Friendly Hills Elementary School tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to discuss assessments and gather input for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). All parents

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 7 p.m. tonight by recognizing six students from area schools in honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month. Later, the board

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will start their meeting tonight at 6:15 with a closed session discussion on student expulsions, an update on litigation, and negotiations with the Morongo Teachers Association and California School Employees Association. In its regular meeting at 7, the directors will recognize students

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PUBLIC HEARING TOMORROW ON SCHOOL TEXTBOOK SUPPLIES

There will be a public hearing at the next board of education meeting October 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School, regarding the requirements of Education Code Section 60119, Sufficiency of Textbooks requirement. The purpose of this public hearing is to provide information detailing the extent to which

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE “EVERY KID IN A PARK” PROGRAM

The National Park Service is mounting an effort targeted at fourth graders to get them to visit our national parks. Reporter Dan Stork explains how area children can take advantage of the free program—Every Kid in a Park—to visit Joshua Tree National Park or hundreds of other national parks… With

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SCHOOL BOARD IN A SLAM-BANG SESSION LAST NIGHT

Deficit budgets, teacher turnover, military children, test results, and solar project progress all supplemented the agendized business of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, which was dispatched in slam-bang fashion at Tuesday night’s meeting. Dan Stork reports… Morongo Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores presented the unaudited

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