Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Trouble ahead in MPUSD appointment of superintendent?

Apparently, Scuttlebutt's been busy this weekend with grumblings about the salary MPUSD new superintendent is going to get -- just about the same amount Marilynn Shepherd was getting when she left, about $224,000 a year. Trustees appeared to get the message, and before going into closed session on Tuesday's meeting, Diane Creasey asked if an appointment could be made without a contract being signed.

Yikes.

Then, MTBA President Allyson Schweifler expressed some concerns about the board moving forward too quickly, without checking into some issues brought forward to the board. Schweifler was one of the community members traveling to Southern California to vet the new candidate.

Who should be unveiled shortly after 7. Stay tunes.

Monterey Robotics clubs heading to national competition

Monterey Peninsula leaders stepped up to help the students of Carmel, Seaside, and York high schools so they could all go to the national FIRST robotic competition this weekend in St. Louis.

Donations came in big and small, and among the largest ones were $2,500 from Seaside Rotary going to their high school and $2,000 from the Yellow Brick Road Foundation to Carmel High School. An online fundraiser also raised about $2,500.

All schools are sending their teams to Missouri this weekend. Good luck, guys and gals! Can't wait to hear how you all do!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Carmel High students to be honored by Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Carmel Valley will hold its 36th annual dinner honoring "Top 100" Carmel High School students on Tuesday, April 22, at Rancho Cañada Golf Club.

The 6 p.m. dinner recognizes the top 25 students in each of the four Carmel High classes – senior, junior, sophomore and freshman -- for high academic achievement.

The Rotary Club of Carmel Valley/Carmel High Citizenship Awards will also be presented to a boy and a girl in each grade.

Guest speaker will be Sue Malone, president of Strategies for Small Business. Malone has funded over 30,000 small business loans and works to ensure that the voices of small businesses are heard in Washington, D.C.