Tag: Martinez Unified School District

Board of Education eyes finances, school safety

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District managed to curb expenses in Fiscal Year 2017-18, but still spent more than it received, according to a report the District’s Board of Education will hear Monday. The unaudited actual report, a year-end summary of the District’s financial status, gives the Board a chance to confirm the books […]

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MEA launches petition for teachers’ contract settlement, strike possible

MEA launches petition for teachers’ contract settlement, strike possible

| September 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– The Martinez Education Association, the labor organization representing Martinez Unified School District teachers, is asking people to sign an online petition urging a contract settlement, saying members “are preparing to strike if necessary.” The petition is on the website Change.org, and MEA representatives said they may surpass their goal of 1,000 signatures. […]

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MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education may seek a meeting with Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla, who recently mailed a notice to many district voters telling them their precinct no longer has a polling place and they would receive mail-in ballots instead. The panel also may ask the district […]

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Board of Education to hear reports on summer school, bond projects, voting rights act

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will hear a series of reports Monday, beginning with a description of its summer school and extended school year (ESY) program. Students attend summer learning programs for a variety of reasons. Among them are summer classes for students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that go beyond the […]

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Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Many Martinez residents have received a letter from Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla that their voting precincts now are designated solely for vote-by-mail. Some voters aren’t happy about the change, which Canciamilla’s office is blaming on how the city of Martinez and the Martinez Unified School District dealt with a legal […]

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Martinez schools, students start new school year Monday

Martinez schools, students start new school year Monday

| August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District students will be back in the classrooms Monday, and some will be meeting new teachers, District Superintendent C.J. Cammack said. “MUSD is very excited to welcome 24 new teachers, counselors and special education staff for the 2018-19 school year,” he said. “We are very pleased with the high-quality […]

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Education Board authorizes safety radios purchase

Education Board authorizes safety radios purchase

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Board of Education decided Monday its campuses should have a new safety radio system. District staff had been looking to replace the current set-up because it has coverage gaps, radio batteries are dying and the manufacturer has discontinued that system, Max Eissler, chief technology officer, said. At the same time, District […]

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School board eyes safety radios, state budget impacts

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District’s Board of Education will consider buying safety radios Monday that could be used in emergencies to talk throughout not only a school campus but throughout the district. District Chief Technology Officer Max Eissler will present the proposal to buy the new system that would provide two-way communication on […]

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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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