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Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

Notice of Community Information Meeting

 

Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

CEQA Process – Review of Draft Environmental Impact Report

 

Dear Community Member,

 

On October 15, 2015, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education approved the initial design of the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field. Currently, the District is in the process to evaluate the impacts of the project as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Draft Impact Report (DEIR) has been circulated and comments will be received through March 22, 2017.  

 

In an effort to continue to inform the neighbors surrounding the school community of the planned project and next steps, we would like to invite you to attend a community information meeting hosted by Newport-Mesa Unified School District staff. We will provide a general overview of the DEIR and allow for questions during the scheduled meeting. Written comments can be sent to: feedback@NMUSD.us prior to the March 22 deadline.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:
 

            DATE:           March 8, 2017

            TIME:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

            PLACE:        Corona del Mar High School – Lecture Hall

                                  2101 Eastbluff Drive, CA 92660

For more information:

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17

Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Weather Update #2

 

In an abundance of caution, the district office activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:55 AM today so that we could closely monitor the storm as it developed throughout the day and provide necessary resources and communication to our school sites. We would like to thank all of our staff, students, parents, and community for your cooperation today and attention to safety.  We expect to deactivate our EOC by 9:00 P.M. this evening. All of our students have been safely dismissed from school with the exception of those students involved in afterschool activities. Over the break our staff will be working hard to ensure that any damage caused by the rain and high winds is repaired before our students return to class on Monday, February 27, 2017. Again we sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17

Audience: Homepage and Wilson Elementary School

Photo of Mia KingNewport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mia King as the principal of Wilson Elementary School. Ms. King has 15 years of experience in education and is known for her approach to creating positive school cultures and developing successful instructional programs.

 

Ms. King, a former elementary instructional support specialist with NMUSD, has served as the interim principal for Wilson Elementary since November 2016.

 

“Mia has done an outstanding job of connecting with the Wilson students, the staff and the community. Her focus on positive relationships and her deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction will be instrumental in her role as the school principal,” said Kurt Suhr, executive director of elementary education.

 

As a teacher on special assignment with NMUSD, Ms. King has developed instructional literacy programs, facilitated lesson designs, created and organized professional development for teachers and provided instructional support in English language arts curriculum.

 

Prior to joining NMUSD, Ms. King served as a teacher in grades first through sixth with Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD). During her time at GGUSD she served as grade level chair, facilitated parent meetings surrounding nutrition and academics, organized school community events, contributed to school wide discipline plans and participated in School Site Council, where she contributed to the review and evaluation of school improvement programs and budgets.

 

“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue as part of the Wilson community,” said Ms. Mia King. “I am committed to collaborative approaches to achieving greatness with staff, students and the parent community,” she added. 

 

Ms. King’s appointment will be recommended to the Board of Education at the February 14, 2017 Board meeting. Upon approval, the appointment will be effective February 15, 2017. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/13/17

Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

12.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on sections one and two of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field.

 

Consent:

 

14.b.6. Approve Contract with Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Northern Arizona University Summer Camps & Conferencing for Costa Mesa High School DELTA Program. Costa Mesa Middle/High School DELTA Program is a pathway geared for high achieving science and math students designed to provide both in class and out of class experiences that will prepare students for the rigor they will encounter in a four-year university.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

16.b. Presentation of proposed balancing for Trustee Zones and introduction of Trustee Zone Balancing Committee members. Update on Trustee Zone Balancing Committee progress.

 

16.c. Approval of Project Budget for the Athletic Field Reclaimed Water Conversion Project at Corona del Mar High School. In order to improve the condition of the fields, the District is planning a project to convert the irrigation system for the fields from potable water to reclaimed water. The District’s intention is to allow for increased and adequate watering of the fields through the use of reclaimed water, in order to maintain the required use level.

 

16.d. Approve Letter of Agreement between Newport-Mesa Unified School District/HOPE Clinic and Hoag Memorial Hospital. The HOPE Clinic provides physical exams and immunizations required for school entry, tuberculosis screening for staff and school volunteers, and links children to needed resources. This is grant funding for the HOPE Clinic specifically to provide clinical care to unfunded youth.

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 2/13/17

Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Report for Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project

 

Public Notice: Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code Section 21165 and the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act as amended to date, notice is hereby given that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (District or N-MUSD), as Lead Agency, is circulating for public review a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Corona del Mar Middle and High School (CdM MS/HS) Sports Field Project.

 

Project Title: Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project

 

Project Location: Corona del Mar Middle and High School is located at 2101 Eastbluff Drive (Assessor's Parcel Map Number 440-092-06), City of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

 

Project Description: The District is proposing to provide various sports field improvements near the northeast comer of the existing CdM MS/HS campus. The improvements include replacing and reconfiguring the existing sports field with new synthetic-turf sports field, constructing 1,000-seat capacity bleacher, a press-box, public address system, a restroom/ticket/concession/storage building, and a lighting system.

 

Public Review: The DEIR is available for a 45-day review period beginning February 6, 2017, and ending March 22, 2017. Copies of the DEIR are available for review online (PDF file can be downloaded) at web.nmusd.us/projects, and hard copies are available to view at the following locations:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Education Center

2985 Bear Street, Building A

Costa Mesa, California 92626

 

Corona del Mar MS/HS Administrative Office

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Responses: Written comments on the proposed project must be received no later than 5 PM on March 22, 2017. Send comments to the attention of Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Director, Facilities Development, Planning and Design, at N-MUSD, 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Comments may also be submitted via email to feedback@nmusd.us; include the name of the project in the subject heading.

 

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held at the District Education Center, 2985 Bear Street, Building A Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, on April 25, 2017, at 6 PM.

 

 

For more information, please contact Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Director, Facilities Development, Planning and Design, at (714) 424-7522.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17

Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

 

10.a. Recognition of Fall Athletic Sports Champion - NHHS Girls Field Hockey. Newport Harbor High School’s Girls Field Hockey team is being recognized for their championship in the Fall Tournament of Champions.

 

10.b. Recognize 2016-2017 District Teacher of the Year Recipients. Jackie Wiseman from  Kaiser Elementary and Jim Blackie from Ensign Intermediate School were selected as District Teachers of the Year and will represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District in the Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year program.

 

Report:

12.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 1970's. As part of the 50th anniversary Early College High School student board members will present on what it was like to be in school in the 1970's in Newport-Mesa. 

12.b. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the "Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field.

 

 

Discussion/Action:

 

17.d. Receive Information from District's Legal Counsel Pertaining to Term Limits for the Board of Education. Parker & Covert, LLP Attorneys at Law, will be providing the Board with options open to them pertaining to term limits for the Board of Education.

 

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 

 

  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.

 

  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.

 

  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  

 

  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.


    Sincerely,
    Dr. Fred Navarro
    Superintendent
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/30/17

Audience: Homepage

The application window for new Davis Magnet School students and siblings will be available on-line from February 15 through March 15. Please click here to access the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply check-in at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Davis Magnet school is located at:

1050 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have questions.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/27/17

Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Parent School Choice Transfers
2017-2018 School Year

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. and closes on March 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers .  A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2017. 

 

 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa permite la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela dentro del Distrito a estudiantes residentes del Distrito. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el Distrito podrá solicitar una escuela de transferencia para su hijo(a). El periodo de aplicación para la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela para el año escolar 2017-2018 comenzará el 15 de enero, 2017 a las 9:00am y terminará el 15 de marzo, 2017 a las 11:59pm. Se podrá llenar la aplicación de petición de transferencia solo por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para clasificar las aplicaciones en orden de prioridad. Los padres serán notificados acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo, 2017.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/17/17

Audience: Homepage and Estancia High School

Letters to Sala Cast
The Estancia High School play, “Letters to Sala”, received first place honors in the California Educational Theatre Association’s (CETA) Orange County awards program.

 

The play, adapted from the book “Sala’s Gift” by Ann Kirschner, is based on the remarkable true story of Sala Garncarz’s survival during wartime Germany. During the Nazi invasion of Poland, Sala, a Jewish girl at just sixteen years old, was sent from her home to the first of seven Nazi labor camps she worked at during the course of the war. Over a five-year period, she chronicled her experience by writing and receiving letters to and from friends and family. She was able to conceal 350 letters during a time when prisoners were not permitted to save or keep any personal possessions. Fifty years later, and days before undergoing an intensive surgery, Sala confides in her daughter, Ann Kirschner, and resurfaces the letters. Three generations of Kirschner women must work together to sift through the past and come to terms with the true significance of Sala’s letters.

 

Estancia High School Theatre students felt strongly about the theme of the play and went out of their way to conduct research about the Holocaust, read books, seek history lessons, visit museums and do all that they could to truly connect with the story.

 

Estancia’s performances of “Letters to Sala” took place in early December and they will now take the show on the road, performing at the CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival in January. The festival offers a variety of opportunities including workshops led by professionals in the industry encouraging artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The three-day Festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County.

 

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Estancia High School Theatre Director Ms. Pauline Maranian.  “This was a touching experience for all of us and we are excited for our main stage performance at the festival,” she said.

 

Estancia also received the first place award from CETA a few years ago for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” performance. 

 

CETA mission is to achieve sequential, standards-based, comprehensive theatre education, promote equity and access to theatre arts education, recognize theatre excellence through awards and scholarships, and provide valued opportunities for theatre educators and students throughout California.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/16/16

Audience: Homepage

At the annual organizational meeting on December 13, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) trustees elected Karen Yelsey as president, Vicki Snell as vice president and Charlene Metoyer as clerk. Their new roles took effect immediately and will continue through the next organizational meeting in December 2017.

 

President Karen Yelsey has been a member of the NMUSD Board of Education since 2006 and represents the Corona Del Mar area. She will serve on the Newport Beach Youth Council, Visual and Performing Arts Committee, Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, School Attendance Review Board, and the Wellness Advisory Committee.

 

Vice President Vicki Snell was elected to the NMUSD Board of Education in 2014 and represents the Costa Mesa area. She also was elected to serve on the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council, Office of College and Career Education/CTE Advisory Council, and serves as the legislative representative, political action representative for the Orange County School Boards Association, and as liaison for the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation.

 

Clerk Charlene Metoyer was elected to the NMUSD Board of Education in 2014 and represents the Costa Mesa area. She also was elected to serve on the Newport Beach Youth Council, School Attendance

Review Board, Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council, and serve as the (alternate) legislative representative, political action representative for the Orange County School Boards Association, and the Visual and Performing Arts Committee. Ms. Metoyer also serves as liaison with the Special Education Community Advisory Committee and the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

 

In addition to the Yelsey, Snell, and Metoyer Past President Dana Black, Martha Fluor, Walt Davenport and Judy Franco will continue to serve as board member representatives on various committees. Past President Dana Black was recognized by the Board with a commemorative plaque for her dedicated leadership the past year.

 

The Board also approved the 2017 Board of Education meeting dates, which can viewed here

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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 12/15/16

Audience: Homepage, Ensign Intermediate School, Kaiser Elementary School and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) are pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Jackie Wiseman, fifth grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary and Mr. Jim Blackie, eight grade science teacher at Ensign Intermediate, as the 2016 Teachers of the Year.

 

Mrs. Jackie Wiseman, Kaiser Elementary


Mrs. Wiseman is a seasoned professional entering her 48th year as a teacher. She began her career in NMUSD in 1969, having taught at Corona Del Mar Elementary (now closed), Andersen Elementary and now serves as a fifth grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary. She also served 20 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment, focused on staff development. Some of her responsibilities included seminars elements of effective instruction, classroom management, clinical supervision and other peer coaching strategies.  

 

“As teachers we get to work with the most incredible creation in the universe: the mind. I hope I have done the job well, and that the precious mind and spirit of each of my students has been safe in my hands,” said Mrs. Wiseman.

 

In addition to being a seasoned educator, Mrs. Wiseman is a product of NMUSD, having attended Newport Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School.  

 

“Congratulations Mrs. Wiseman! We are extremely grateful for your genuine passion, dedication and overall positive approach to teaching,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

 

Mr. Jim Blackie, Ensign Intermediate

 

Mr. Jim Blackie is a veteran teacher who has worked at Ensign Intermediate School for 14 years.  He is currently an eighth grade science teacher who is known for his engaging approach to education. He inspires students to seek new and creative ways to approach learning and solve problems. His students are exposed to thought-provoking science lab activities, and asked to examine and analyze their observations at a very high level.

 

In addition to his role as a science teacher, Mr. Blackie also serves as club advisor for the Ensign Debate Team and the Ensign Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club.

 

“Mr. Blackie’s genuine character and high moral standards earn him the respect of both teachers and students and he possesses a keen sense of purpose in his work,” said Ensign Principal Michael Sciacca.

 

His skills also have allowed him to begin the transition process to the Next Generation Science Standards. He has been able to effectively manage varying perspectives and personalities within his department to ensure a collective commitment to the new standards.

 

“These two amazing people serve as inspiration to their peers, and hundreds of students,” said NMFT President Dr. Britt Dowdy. “We are extremely grateful to learn from these distinguished professionals and their passion to positively influence children,” he said.

 

NMFT provides the primary sponsorship for this program .Teachers are nominated for this prestigious honor by their peers at each school. From this distinguished group, the top five elementary and top five secondary teachers are selected for classroom observations and interviews by the NMFT Teacher of the Year Committee.

 

Both Mrs. Wiseman and Mr. Blackie will be submitted for the County selection process. NMUSD has historically fared well. In 2015, Brain Ristow, teacher at TeWinkle, was a finalist at the Orange County level, and Candace Leuthold, teacher at Early College High School, won the Orange County Teacher of the Year Award in 2010. 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/14/16

Audience: Homepage

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting.  I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Agenda Highlights for the December 13, 2016 Board Meeting:

 

9. Oath of Office. It is recommended that the newly elected Board of Education members, Dana Black, Martha Fluor, and Vicki Snell take the oath of office administered by Mr. Paul Reed, Deputy Superintendent & CBO of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

12. Annual Organizational Meeting. Each year, during the Annual Organizational Meeting, the Board of Education nominates and selects Board officers, nominates and selects representatives/liaisons for various committees, schedules Board Meetings for the year, and appoints administrative positions.

 

Presentation:

 

16.a. Presentation of Resolution No. 16-12-16 the Board of Education Distinguished Service Award to Paul Reed, Retiring Deputy Superintendent and Chief Business Official. It is recommended that the Board of Education present Resolution No. 16- 12-16 the Board of Education's Distinguished Service Award to Paul Reed for his dedicated service to Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Report:

 

17.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report – 1960s. As part of the District’s 50th Anniversary celebration, it is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Corona del Mar High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 1960's in Newport-Mesa.

 

Consent:

 

19.a.5. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding from the City of Newport Beach for Field Improvements at Newport Elementary School. The City of Newport Beach and the District have determined that the condition of the playground and fields need to be improved by removing existing turf and a portion of blacktop, re-grading soil, replanting turf, including irrigation and construction of a low berm wall. The City of Newport Beach shall design, bid and construct the improvements including but not limited to all plans, specifications, permits, drawings, and public notices.

 

19.a.13. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bid #100-17 New HVAC Systems at College Park Elementary, Davis Magnet School, Pomona Elementary and Wilson Elementary. Staff proposes to start with the northernmost sites in the District and work incrementally until all the District's classrooms and main instructional spaces have updated HVAC systems.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

21.a. Approval of the 2016-17 First Interim Report of District’s Financial Status. The First Period Interim Report, for the period ending October 31, 2016 is being presented to the Board of Education for approval. The Board must certify in writing whether or not the District is able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 12/12/16

Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/1/16