Tag: Martinez Unified School District

MUSD to vote on CSEA contract, Sandy Hook Promise agreement

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education may vote Monday to ratify its contract with its chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA). It’s also scheduled to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sandy Hook Promise for the third segment of its school safety system and to hear about […]

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MUSD using Sandy Hook Promise to increase school safety

MUSD using Sandy Hook Promise to increase school safety

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education endorsed a memorandum of understanding Monday that will allow the use of two portions of the Sandy Hook Promise program to increase school safety. The program is named for the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where a gunman killed 20 children and six adult staff members […]

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BOE to vote on Sandy Hook Promise agreement

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday whether to participate in the Sandy Hook Promise “Know the Signs” program that are designed to improve school safety. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for two elements of the program, “Start with Hello” and “Threat Assessment and Intervention,” will be up for […]

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MUSD school board candidates Q and A

MUSD school board candidates Q and A

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to five questions submitted to Martinez Unified School District trustee Deidre Siquenza and challenger Craig Lazzeretti. The pair are facing off for the Area 3 seat […]

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Board Of Education to air unions’ salary settlements, costs

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District’s Board of Education will conduct public hearings Monday before voting on agreements with its employees’ labor representatives. Those settlements will give most employees 4 percent raises effective last July. The public hearings will disclose the cost to fund those salary settlements with the Martinez Education Association (MEA), the […]

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School board, teachers union disagree over district’s financials

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– How Martinez Unified School District receives and spends its money took center stage Monday night, not just during the regular meeting, when the past year’s actuals were presented, but also during a lengthy public comment portion prior to a closed session that let the Board meet with labor negotiators. During the prelude […]

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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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