Tag: Martinez Unified School District

New elementary school takes shape

New elementary school takes shape

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Years in the making, plans for the new John Muir Elementary (JME) school are visibly coming to fruition 205 Vista Way, and from the back on Holly View Drive. With framing in place, eager students are asking Julie Webb, JME office manager, “When will it be done?” The architects came to the […]

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Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After three hours of presentations, discussion and fiery public comment the Martinez City Council approved a resolution awarding a retail cannabis store near Alhambra High School. Embarc, whose proposal was scored the highest by a review committee, was awarded the conditional certificate for the site at 3501 Alhambra Avenue, formerly California Collectible […]

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MUSD considers Raptor Technology security IDs

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District discussed a staff proposal to purchase a Raptor Security Identification system. It scans a photo ID of persons visiting a school campus, including contractors. Then, according to David Wildy, who researched these systems, it does a sex offender and child custody background check, and prints an ID badge […]

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MUSD students to sleep a little later

MUSD students to sleep a little later

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Belief in the idea that students will be healthier, get better grades, and more likely graduate has resulted in a new law requiring schools to start later in the day. Governor Gavin Newsom just signed SB 328, after rejecting the first version last year. It will mean a change for Alhambra High […]

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Martinez School Board update

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District board agreed to meet in a closed session to hear a staff presentation on the recently reported MUSD student scores on the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress exam). After the Oct. 14 meeting, Schools Superintendent CJ Cammack said the staff and the board will analyze […]

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MUSD test scores above state average

MUSD test scores above state average

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District students scored above state averages on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, but not as high as anyone would like. The results were made public Oct. 9, and the district’s administration is still analyzing them. “Our administration is currently reviewing the scores in detail […]

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MUSD reviews student transfer policy

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) has had a student transfer policy in place for about five years, yet it has been a recurrent topic for discussion. It was on the Sept. 23 agenda. “I am tired of this subject,” declared school board trustee John Fuller. “The policies are there to make […]

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MUSD Board meets Monday

MUSD Board meets Monday

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Unified School District meets Mon., Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at 921 Susana Street. These are someof the topics on the agenda: The board will discuss an alternate meeting date for November when Veteran’s Day falls on Monday, and take a final vote on eliminating the use of herbicide products containing the chemical […]

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MUSD and MEA reach agreement

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez – The Martinez Education Association (MEA) and Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) reached an agreement for the 2019-2010 school year. The settlement approved Aug. 26, includes a restructuring of all MEA salary schedules, plus a 2% wage increase. All stipends will increase by 4 percent effective as of July 1, 2019. There were no […]

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SB 223 allows medical cannabis  on K-12 campuses

SB 223 allows medical cannabis on K-12 campuses

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs SB-223, California students will be allowed to take medical marijuana at K-12 schools, but only under certain conditions and only in districts that decide not to opt-out. In other words, it is not mandated by the state. This means the Martinez Unified School District will likely be discussing the merits […]

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