232014Oct

Measure “T” A No Brainer

John Derby, journalist from the Merced County Times expresses his thoughts of the recent Measure T ballot that had passed anonymously on November. The City of Merced doesn’t need to spend $11,000 in educating the voters about Measure “T.” It is a “No Brainer.” The voters are being asked to split the City into six…

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232014Oct

The values of Restorative Justice.

BY SCOTT SCAMBRAY MUHSD Superintendent This is an exciting time for California educators. The Local Control Funding Formula is arguably the biggest change to hit California schools in the last 50 years – maybe ever – and completely overhauls how schools are funded, and how students receive resources and services. Meanwhile, thanks to the Common…

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282014Sep

Merced Schools See the Benefits of Restorative Justice

By Ana B. Ibarra  MercedSunStar.com High school officials in Merced County are taking a new approach at improving discipline policies on campuses, and that approach is showing a significant improvement in student participation and wellness, according to a new report. Restorative justice policies, which focus on non-adversarial and dialogue-based decisionmaking, are proving to be more…

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172014Apr

Merced coalition gathers to push for more youth funding

The Invest in Our Youth coalition held a news conference Thursday – just in time for this weekend’s Merced City Council’s budget meeting – announcing the newly formed campaign and hinting at some of its plans. Almost 100 parents, business owners, nonprofit representatives and young people gathered in McNamara Park to hear from the coalition’s…

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