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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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS AT LA CONTENTA TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board has an early 5 p.m. start for its meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says the scheduled business includes finances, policy revisions, and textbook adoptions… In a 5 p.m. work/study session on September 15, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the

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MORONGO UNIFIED STUDENTS CLOSE TO STATE ON COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS

Yesterday, we reported on state and county results on assessment tests related to the new Common Core curricula. Reporter Dan Stork looks at local results, and at how to understand them…

The results for Morongo Unified School District students on the first-ever California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress very

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NEW STATE SCHOOL TESTING RESULTS DISMAL IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Less than half of the state’s public school students passed new Common Core-aligned statewide tests. In San Bernardino County, the numbers were even lower. Fewer than half of San Bernardino County students met or exceeded state learning standards in English, while a little more than a quarter achieved the same

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will have a Special Meeting today, Tuesday September 8, most of which will be devoted to a workshop on procedures for how it does its work. The board will also approve the nomination of Senator Jean Fuller for The California School Boards

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, TWO POLICIES UP FOR REVIEW

The Morongo Unified School District Board meets in closed and regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the school board will look at two policies involving parents… Following a 6 p.m. closed session meeting on student expulsions and re-admissions, public employee discipline, dismissal, release, the Morongo Unified School District

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BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM AT JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY

The Morongo Unified School District will serve “Breakfast in the Classroom” at Joshua Tree Elementary School. Breakfast in the Classroom takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it by moving it to the classroom. Breakfast is available to every child, at no cost, making it possible for all children

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NUTRITIONAL WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE

The Morongo Unified School District announced the Nutritional Services’ interactive and user friendly website. The website promotes nutrition education, healthy eating and the importance of physical exercise. The highlight of the website is the new interactive menus, which include nutrient and allergen information on each item served in the program.

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. 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 at

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE, REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES

The federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students at school. There are several ways that public school students can qualify. Reporter Sara Snyder outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program…

Households that receive food stamps or CalWORKS may not have to complete a

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COMMUNITY BACK TO SCHOOL DAY TOMORROW

A community back-to-school day tomorrow will be held in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says free supplies and health services will be offered… Student backpacks will be given away, and T-Dap vaccines and dental screenings will be some of the many services offered during a community back-to-school day

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SCHOOL BOARD IN SELF-HELP MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will meet in a special work/study session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the conference room at District Headquarters, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. The Board will discuss how it does its work, including, effective board research; discussion of procedures

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