Tag: Martinez Unified School District

MUSD education board approves budget while teachers, others, seek raises

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education approved a budget Monday that predicts $44,726,311 in revenues, but $46,143,568 in expenses. But prior to the Board’s actions, a series of teachers and members of the Martinez Education Association said the District has lost 20 percent of its special education teachers and 12 percent […]

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Board of Education to vote on labor pact, see 2018-19 budget

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will decide Monday whether to approve a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Contra Costa County Building and Construction Trades Council that would prevent work stoppages during construction of many Measure R-funded projects in exchange for other concessions. The pact would require non-union contractors to […]

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Education board eyes project labor agreement despite Fuller’s objections

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Although Boardmember John Fuller wanted the item pulled from Tuesday’s agenda, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education took its first look at a proposed Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that would govern contractors working on many of the district’s Measure R-funded construction projects. Fuller said the Board’s subcommittee had not met […]

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Deep budget cuts in MUSD’s future, board hears

Deep budget cuts in MUSD’s future, board hears

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District must commit to making as much as $3.5 million in cuts to the 2019-20 budget if it is to remain certified, Assistant District Superintendent Helen Rossi told the Board of Education Monday night. Since it was presented as an informational instead of action item, no vote was taken. […]

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School district looks to cut spending by $3.5 Million in 2019-20

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday on a resolution that says the District’s 2019-20 budget must cut spending by as much as $3.5 million. “[W]hile these actions must be taken to maintain the fiscal stability of the District, the Board of Education will continue to make every effort […]

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Matt Chamberlain chosen new AHS principal

Matt Chamberlain chosen new AHS principal

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Matt Chamberlain, who has been principal of San Ramon Unified School District’s Venture Independent Study School, will be Alhambra High School’s new principal. He succeeds Tom Doppe, who was hired as the Martinez Unified School District’s director of Educational Services. Chamberlain received unanimous support Monday night from the Martinez Unified School District […]

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MUSD teachers, support staff of year honored

MUSD teachers, support staff of year honored

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District has honored both its teachers of the year as well as support staff, or classified employees, of the year. Andrea Salas is Alhambra High School’s teacher of the year, recommended by the school after she developed a plan for courses in computer science. Three years ago, the school […]

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School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Deciding on a method that would lock in a price earlier than other procedures, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education agreed that the two-step “design-build” is how it would accept delivery of the new John Muir Elementary School. A new single building will replace the existing structures, and traffic flow […]

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MUSD employee arrested, accused of attempting lewd acts on minor

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 32-year-old network engineer employed by Martinez Unified School District has been arrested and charged with three felonies in connection with attempting to commit lewd acts on a child, authorities said Monday. Ahmed Kamal Ismaiel, who has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of legal proceedings, has been working full […]

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Vicente-Briones beats odds with mental health services

Vicente-Briones beats odds with mental health services

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In most schools, only 4 percent of teenaged students seek out help with mental health concerns, Terell Ferris said during a presentation to the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education. That’s one in 25 who need that help, he said. But 20 percent of adolescents need some form of mental health […]

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