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    Tuesday evening, the MSD Governing Board acted on a recommendation from the superintendent to enter into discussions that had been initiated by the Moraga Orinda Fire District regarding the possible acquisition or exchange of properties located at 1280 Moraga Way (MOFD Station 41) and 1010 Camino Pablo (The “JM Pear Orchard”).  The agenda item was presented to inform the public about this matter and invite public comment.  Prior to the meeting, the MSD contacted a Moraga citizen who has been very active in caring for the pear trees to ensure she and others were aware the District had been contacted about, and would be discussing, the two properties, including the JM Pear Orchard, at the December 11, 2018, Governing Board meeting. 

    MSD’s primary interest is to investigate potential options to relocate the MSD district office located at 1540 School Street.  In order to reduce or eliminate the district paying rent for its current office space, provide adequate space for our staff, and reduce budget expenses, the District has and is exploring many options.  The MSD recognizes the need to explore all opportunities and at no or minimal cost, as state funding for schools has directly caused a structural budget deficit for the MSD.  The MSD has no funds available to purchase land.

    The District also has a strong interest in hiring and retaining quality teachers to ensure the MSD remains as one of the top performing public schools in California.  The District has and will engage in learning about future affordable housing opportunities as we discuss land use with the Town, MOFD, private citizens and non-profit agencies.  As with new District office space, the MSD does not have funds available to creating housing opportunities for our teachers. 

    No other action has occurred and any future discussions about the JM Pear Orchard, should recommendations be considered, will be publicized with sufficient opportunities for public comment.

    Posted 12/16/18

    The charge of the Cultural Proficiency Committee is to identify cultural proficiency standards, measures MSD can test/evaluate against these standards and then develop plans to improve our cultural proficiency where there are gaps. For the 2018-19 school year, meetings will be held at 3:30 PM at Los Perales School. Meeting dates: Sept. 24, Nov. 26, Jan. 28, Mar. 25 and May 20.  Meetings are open to the public.


    November 26, 2018 Agenda

    Posted 9/17/18
    Fifth Graders presentation on

    Donald Rheem School fifth grade student council members Sivani, Sabrina, Alison, Kaelin, Logan and Will, pictured above with Board members Jon Nickens, Richard Severy, Jim Obsitnik, Heather O'Donnell, Joe Rosenbaum and Principal Sullivan. Rheem students presented at the November 13 meeting on the "Start With Hello" program which was implemented this fall to provide opportunity for students to be greeted each morning by members of the student council. 

    Board with retiree Camille Santi

    On November 13 the Moraga School District Governing Board recognized retiring Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Camille Santi, for her seventeen years of service to the District.

    JM teacher Karlene Steelman honored as Moraga Teacher of the Year at Dinner Gala

    JM math teacher Karlene Steelman was honored at the Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Dinner Gala 2018. Ms. Steelman represented the Moraga School District as this year's Teacher of the Year. Celebrating with her and pictured above from left to right -  JM teacher Brett Lorie, Rheem principal Brian Sullivan, JM teacher Kim Lockett, Ms. Steelman, William Steelman her dad, and JM teachers Victor Zerpa, Mary Ann Shimer and  Dawn Lezak.



    Governing Board and CCCOE Approved 

    2017-2020 LCAP 

    The MSD Coordinating Council, which oversees the monitoring and annual development of the LCAP, meets at 3:30 PM at the JM Library on  9/20/18, 11/7/18, 2/27/19 and 3/27/19. Students, staff, parents and community members are welcome to attend Coordinating Council meetings and are also welcome to speak to the LCAP at any regular Board meeting. Annual LCAP updates will be presented to all site PTAs and School Site Councils in the fall.  LCAP feedback and comments may be emailed to  A draft LCAP will be presented to the MSD Governing Board on June 4, 2019, and a public hearing will be held.  The Board will take action to approve the LCAP on June 11, 2019.

    School Calendars

    School Year 2018-2019

    Board Adopted:   
    Dec. 12, 2017


    Draft School Year


    Board Adopted:
    Mar. 13, 2018


    About US

    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