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Moraga, CA 94556
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Congratulations Teacher of the Year - Ms. Amanda Lorie
Rheem kindergarten teacher, Amanda Lorie, has been selected as the Moraga School District Teacher of the Year. Her dedication, compassion, and collaborative attitude make her an excellent choice for this honor. Ms. Lorie moves on to the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year selection process, representing the Moraga School District.
MSD Sells First Bonds From Voter-Approved Measure V
In March, the Moraga School District sold $12 million in general obligation bonds from Measure V, the 2016 ballot measure that authorized the sale of $33 million in general obligation bonds. District voters overwhelmingly approved Measure V with support from more than 72% of voters. Proceeds of the Measure V bonds will be used to repair leaky roofs, improve student access to technology, modernize, renovate and construct school facilities, upgrade electrical systems, and make health, seismic, safety and security improvements. In conjunction with the passage of Measure V, a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee was established.
The District sold its 2017 Bonds during a period in which interest rates were near all-time lows. Rates on the 2017 Bonds ranged between 0.88% and 3.88% for an average borrowing cost of 3.63%. Superintendent Bruce Burns stated, “We are excited to begin the projects approved by District voters in November. Improving existing facilities and building new ones will allow us to maintain the high standards of education Moraga is accustomed to.” Daniela Parasidis, Chief Business Official added, “Our low borrowing cost will allow us to keep tax rates low while maintaining flexibility to sell additional bonds in the future to continue the Measure V projects.” The sale of the 2017 Bonds was unanimously approved by the District Board of Trustees in February 2017.
Moraga Community Faire & Car Show - Saturday, May 13
Moraga Community Faire & Car Show at the Rheem Shopping Center on Sat. May 13, 11-4 with food trucks, ice cream, snow cones, music, games, and classic cars. Ride your bike and can take advantage of the free bike valet.
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Congratulations Amanda Lorie Moraga Teacher of the Year
Ban On Polystyrene In the Moraga School District
Photo taken on September 13, 2016 after the Governing Board approved Resolution 17-16, Ban on Polystyrene in the MSD, supporting the JM ECO Club's request to eliminate the use of polystyrene at any District school.
Pictured above from left to right: Board member O'Donnell, Maddie H., Aislinn W., Lexi Y., Board member Severy, Emily M., Board President Simon, Caitlin M., Board VP Nickens, Ava S., Board member Obsitnik, ECO Club teacher Kim Lockett and Superintendent Burns.
On September 13, 2016, the Moraga School District Governing Board voted unanimously to ban the use of polystyrene (Styrofoam). Former JM ECO Club members presented health and environmental information and research to the Board at the September meeting and following a presentation to the Board last spring. ECO Club students previously presented information to the JM PTA resulting in a ban of polystyrene products at JM that were once used to serve hot lunch. ECO Club students, advised by JM science teacher Kim Lockett, are to be commended for their advocacy and making a difference for all MSD students. A copy of the approved resolution which bans the use of polystyrene during the school day and for all groups using our facilities can be found Here.
Our Moraga School District
The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco. Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives. The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses. Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.
Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556. For further information, call 925-376-5943