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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SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS AT TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH TEACHERS

It looks like last year’s bitter and protracted contract negotiations between the school district and its teachers may not be repeated. At least not this time around. Reporter David Haldane explains… In an apparent effort to avoid the mistakes of the past, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education

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NEW PICK-UP RULES CAUSE COMPLAINTS AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chaos reigned at a Yucca Valley elementary school this week as parents railed against new rules allegedly designed to keep their children safe. Reporter David Haldane explains… Parents picked their kids up from Yucca Valley Elementary School yesterday without any handcuffs. That was a departure from the day before when

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL ON THE Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District are back in session. Tomorrow’s Up-Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins

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OASIS ELEMENTARY TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM HAS OPENINGS

The Morongo Unified School District has openings in the transitional kindergarten program at Oasis Elementary School. Students whose fifth birthday falls on or between September 2 and December 2, 2017, are eligible to attend. Parents are responsible for transporting their transitional kindergarten child to and from school. For more information,

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HEAR SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT PLANS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meets tonight with a fairly routine agenda including, among other things, consideration of proposed student achievement plans for four elementary schools: Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Condor in Twentynine Palms and Friendly Hills in Joshua Tree. Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

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A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOLS AND DRIVER SAFETY

According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are struck by cars near schools than at any other location. With Morongo Basin schools opening today, drivers must exercise more caution than ever in or near school zones. Reporter Mike Lipsitz reminds us of safe driver practices in

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FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS AVAILABLE AT MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS

Today is the first day of school, and parents have lots on their minds. Reporter David Haldane tells us about one of them… Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch obviously didn’t go to school in the Morongo Basin. As it does annually, the Morongo Unified

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has

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