Tag Archives: MUSD

Fuller: ‘Saving key to a good future’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune John Fuller understands the importance of saving for the long-run. John has for many years run the Martinez office of the investment firm Edward Jones, Inc. He’s a member of Martinez Rotary, and subscribes to Rotary ideals (listed below). He’s easy to talk …

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Several Martinez schools on ‘Gold Ribbon Schools’ list

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 758 elementary schools in California have been selected as 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools, an awards program which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. The program recognizes some of the state’s most exemplary public schools. Contra …

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School board trustees recognized

Bobbi Horack, Denise Elsken and Kathi McLaughlin were recently recognized for their outstanding service as trustees for the Martinez Unified School District. Their recognition comes from the Contra Costa County School Boards Association. John Marquez and John T. Nejedly Jr. were also recognized by the association for their service on …

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Brief: Teachers of the Year announced

Contra Costa County school districts announced their 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year this week. Twenty-two representatives were chosen from 17 different school districts within the county, two of whom will go on to represent the county in the California State Teacher of the Year Program this fall. Erin Flanigan of …

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Jonathan Wright selected as interim school board member

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Time will tell if the Wright choice was made. Jonathan T. Wright, 35, that is, who was unanimously selected by the Martinez Unified School District Board on Monday to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Denise Elsken last December. One …

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Eight vie for Martinez Unified School District seat

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eight district residents have stepped up to be considered to fill the approaching vacancy on the Martinez Unified School District Board. The group includes a mix of educators, a program analyst and laboratory technician, a labor activist, and a retiree who previously …

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MUSD eyes declining reserves

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – While the Martinez Unified School District is fiscally sound at this time, it’s having to dip into reserves to cover some of its expenses, the district Board of Education learned at its Monday, Dec. 14, meeting. The district’s chief business officer, …

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Elsken resigns, MUSD to appoint successor

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Denise Elsken, the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education trustee who announced her resignation Dec. 11, will be replaced by a provisional appointee, the Board decided Monday, Dec. 14. Elsken said Monday she had lost her passion for the …

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School Board trims project to air condition John Swett, Las Juntas

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The cost estimate to air condition both John Swett and Las Juntas elementary schools came in at about $1 million more than was budgeted. But the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education agreed to a slimmed-down version of the project …

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Elsken to step down from Martinez Unified School District Board

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Denise Elsken is resigning her position as trustee on the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education, and will leave Jan. 31, 2016. The Board will consider Monday night whether to fill the remainder of her term either by provisional appointment …

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