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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

Good afternoon staff,

 

The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.

 

As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17

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

The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17

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

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. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.

 

Public Hearing:

17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018.  There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.

 

Discussion/Action:

18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. 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, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17

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

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17

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
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17

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 Employee Super Star Awards with Brief Reception Following. The Super Star program recognizes employees who go far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect.

 

10.b. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 1980's. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Back Bay High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 1980's in Newport-Mesa.

 

Discussion/Action:

17.a. Adopt Resolution 26-02-17 Calling for the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries. Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, it is necessary to consider readjustment of Trustee Areas. To this end the Superintendent convened a committee to review the Trustee Areas. The committee, with the assistance of a demographer and the district's legal counsel, reviewed the Trustee Areas that would be of similar population and is requesting a resolution to adjust the Trustee Area Boundaries.
 

17.b. Adopt Resolution 27-02-17 To Initiate A Change To By Trustee Area Elections Commencing With The November 2018 Board of Education Elections. It is the Superintendent's recommendation to change the method of Board Member elections from At-Large to By Trustee Area elections to be in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act, commencing with the Board of Education election in November 2018.

 

17.c. Adopt Resolution 28-02-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt Resolution 28-02-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project to formalize its support of the preference of the school and the community to limit the seating capacity of the bleachers for the replacement and reconfiguration of the existing sports track and field to no more than the current seating capacity.

 

17.d. Approve Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Successor Agreement to the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's (NMUSD) initial proposal for successor agreement to the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) for negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.e. Receive Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Initial Proposal for Successor Agreement to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2017. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive the initial proposal of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers' (NMFT) for successor agreement to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) for negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

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, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 2/27/17

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, 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