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YUSD: Montalto Selected As Provisional Trustee To Area 4

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District announces that Stacey Montalto has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Joe Smith in Trustee Area 4. “Effective January 8, 2018, Board Trustee for Area 4 of Yosemite Unified School, Joe Smith, retired from office,” reads the district’s public notice. “January 22, 2018, Stacey Montalto was appointed as Provisional ...

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Yosemite Unified: Special Meeting To Select New Trustee

OAKHURST — A special meeting of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees will convene on Monday, Jan. 22, in the district board room, starting at 6:30 p.m. The board room is located at 50200 Road 427. Candidates from Area 4 will be interviewed by the Board for the Trustee position vacated by Joe Smith. Applications for the position were ...

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YUSD News: State Completes “Outstanding” FPM Review

OAKHURST — Now, there’s one massive task checked off Yosemite Unified School District’s lengthy to-do list. After a grueling four-month scrutiny under what’s known as compliance monitoring, including the line-by-line parsing of some 335 documents, the state of California results are in. For well over the sixteen weeks since school began, the district has been in the throes of Federal Program Monitoring ...

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County Recommendations For Yosemite Unified School District

OAKHURST — In a recent letter to the president of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees, the Madera County Superintendent of Schools (MCSOS) changed the certification of the district’s First Interim report for the current fiscal year to negative, assigned a fiscal adviser, and outlined requirements the district must follow in a timely manner, in order to recover from ...

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Urgent Need For Community To Step In, Step Up For YUSD

OAKHURST — Amidst the current budget crisis in which the Yosemite Unified School District is embroiled, some ray of hope emerges, even as a community meeting is scheduled to advance a recall of the entire beleaguered District’s Board of Trustees. “There are two immediate opportunities available for community members to help the Yosemite Unified School District and the school community ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Board Meets Jan. 8

OAKHURST — The Regular​ ​Meeting​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Yosemite​ ​Unified​ ​School​ ​District Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees will take place on Monday,​ ​Jan. ​8,​ beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, and Public Comment Regarding Closed Session Items, followed by a Closed Session and resuming with an Open Session at approximately 7:45 p.m. The meeting is scheduled for the library at ...

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Minarets Student Rounds Up the Recyclables

O’NEALS — Like the idea of water bottle refill stations at Minarets High School? Recycle, and you can help make that happen! Minarets senior Beth Morgan’s Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) is a fundraising project resulting in the planned installation of  two motion-activated, filtered, refrigerated water bottle refill stations for campus. Beth has been collecting recyclables from around campus for the ...

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College Site Study Recommends Existing Location, Seeks Feedback

OAKHURST – After looking at a total of ten locations as potential sites for the $25-million Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the initial recommendation from a local consultant was that the existing site be used to build a new college center (see below). In June 2016 voters approved Bond Measure C, State Center Community College’s capital improvement bond. Not long after ...

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Good News From Bass Lake School District

OAKHURST — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District recently made a report available for community review, celebrating key accomplishments within the district in the 2016-17 school year, and sharing information about the future. The Board of Trustees of the District include President Curt Pollock, Vice President Dalene Stephens, Clerk Stella Pizello, with Board Members Ronda Clarke and Julie Greenwood. ...

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Solar Arrays Now Power North Fork And Minarets Schools

NORTH FORK – A bit of overcast didn’t stop students at North Fork Elementary School from learning about, and being amazed by the power of the sun. On Friday, Mar. 24, students and teachers, administrators and Chawanakee School Board members gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new solar arrays now providing power at the North Fork School. The ...

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