The Mammoth Unified School District Board of Trustees would like to thank Superintendent Lois Klein for her superb leadership of our schools during the past six years. To our deepest regret, Ms. Klein recently announced her retirement. She is leading the District through June 30, 2019 and will be greatly missed.
The Board is pleased to invite all staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders to its regularly scheduled board meeting on May 2 at 6pm in Mammoth High School’s Multi-Purpose Room for the appointing of our new District Superintendent, Jennifer Wildman. Ms. Wildman will begin leading the District on July 1, 2019
Jennifer began her career in education 1985 as a teacher’s aide. She then became a general and special education teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District for 20 years. She moved on to become the Curriculum Director in Santa Cruz City Schools. For the past two years, she has been the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Hollister School District. As Assistant Superintendent, she supports teachers and principals in all areas of curriculum and instruction, including professional development, student services, educational technology, special education assessment, Migrant Education and services for English Learners. She has worked in a variety of school settings, including bilingual programs and instruction from preschool to adults.
Jennifer has a Masters in Special Education and multiple teaching credentials, including a Reading Specialist and Preschool Site Supervisor certificate. As a lifelong learner, she is currently a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system.
She is the mother of two amazing young artists: her son, Caleb will be graduating from California Institute of the Arts with a degree in Lighting Design this May, and her daughter will graduate next year with a degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Jennifer and her partner, Steph, are in the process of buying a house in Mammoth Lakes and plan to move here in mid-June.
She is very excited to be the new superintendent of Mammoth Unified School District. Besides being attracted to this beautiful location, she is inspired by Mammoth Unified’s reputation for being a small district doing great things. She is eager to become part of the Mammoth USD family, and to get to know students, teachers, staff, parents and
INVITATION TO BID (ADVERTISEMENT)
1. Notice is hereby given that the governing board (“Board”) of the Mammoth Unified School District (“District”) will receive sealed bids for the following project:
Flooring Project at Mammoth High School Weight Room (“Project” or “Contract”)
2. Sealed Bids will be received until 10:00 AM., May 20, 2019, at the District Office, located at Mammoth Unified School District, PO Box 3509/ 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, at or after which time the bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Any claim by a bidder of error in its bid must be made in compliance with section 5100 et seq. of the Public Contract Code. Any bid that is submitted after this time shall be non-responsive and returned to the bidder.
3. The Project consists of: 3792 SF. Mammoth High School Weight Room and Trainers Room. Remove existing carpet, vinyl, and cove base. Replace with Mondo 10mm Sport Impact flooring tiles, color 141 Red Rouge. Replace 340 LF cove base, color Black
4. All bids, certifications, and forms shall be on the forms provided by the District. Each bid must conform and be responsive to all pertinent Contract Documents, including, but not limited to, the Instructions to Bidders.
5. To bid on this Project, the Bidder is required to possess one or more of the following State of California Contractor Licenses: C-15. The Bidder's license(s) must be active and in good standing at the time of the bid opening and must remain so throughout the term of the Contract.
6. As security for its Bid, each bidder shall provide with its Bid form:
• a bid bond issued by an admitted surety insurer on the form provided by the District,
• cash, or
• a cashier's check or a certified check, drawn to the order of the Mammoth Unified School District, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid price. This bid security shall be a guarantee that the Bidder shall, within seven (7) calendar days after the date of the Notice of Award, enter into a contract with the District for the performance of the services as stipulated in the bid.
7. The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Payment Bond if it is awarded the contract for the Project.
8. The successful Bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Contract, in accordance with the provisions of section 22300 of the Public Contract Code.
9. The successful Bidder and its subcontractors shall pay all workers on the Project not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California, for the type of work performed and the locality in which the work is to be performed within the boundaries of the District, pursuant to sections 1770 et seq. of the California Labor Code. Prevailing wage rates are available from the District or on the Internet at: < Bidders and Bidders’ subcontractors shall comply with the registration and qualification requirements pursuant to sections 1725.5 and 1771.1 of the California Labor Code.
10. A voluntary pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on May 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the flag pole at Mammoth High School, 365, Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. The Site Visit is expected to take approximately 30 minutes.
11. Contract Documents are available on April 25, 2019 at www.mammothusd.org
Contract Documents are also available for purchase for twenty five dollars ($25.00) at the MUSD District Office, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA. This fee is refundable if the Contract Documents are returned in clean condition to the same location as above no later than ten (10) calendar days after the date of the bid opening.
12. The District’s Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and/or waive any irregularity in any bid received. If the District awards the Contract, the security of unsuccessful bidder(s) shall be returned within sixty (60) days from the time the award is made. Unless otherwise required by law, no bidder may withdraw its bid for ninety (90) days after the date of the bid opening.
13. The District shall award the Contract, if it awards it at all, to the lowest responsive responsible bidder based on:
The base bid amount only.
Now that we are back to sunshine, I'm sure that everyone has questions about when our school year will end. With three Red Days, our school year is pushed out to June 17th. The tentative date of June 12th would have been the 180th day of school with no Red Days. California schools are required to have 180 days of school by California Education Code. MUSD will submit a waiver request to the California Department of Education, however, I do not expect that they will waive all three days. At this time, please plan on June 17th being the last day of school. The waiver process takes quite a bit of time. It is being worked on today and will be submitted soon. Two years ago, we submitted on January 31st a request for 6 days to be waived. We did not receive confirmation that they had been waived until May 4th.
High school graduation will still be held on Friday, June 14th and graduated students will be exempt from attending school on the 17th of June, if MUSD is required to hold school.
We will do our best to keep you informed. Let's hope that the weather cooperates for the remaining weeks of winter!
Social Media apps are constantly changing, and it is hard to know what to look out for when discussing issues with children and young adults. Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents on what to look out for in regards to technology and other media when it comes to your children. The link below, or click on the title of this announcement, to take you to a page of Apps to watch out for in 2019 and will give you an idea of what the problem can be with a particular app, and how it may pose an issue for your child. Also, please know that children under the age of 13 are not recommended and in most cases not allowed (there are easy workarounds) to use most social media aps. Please regularly monitor your child’s social media use and have open discussions with your child about their online presence.
We want to express tremendous gratitude to our community for supporting the MUSD students as expressed through the passage of Measure B. We look forward to the next steps as we prepare to begin the improvements of our facilities.
MUSD takes school safety seriously. Please click the School Safety headline to view the presentation on what has been done and next steps.
All the benefits of a small private education in our public schools. Here are some of our successes:
* MUSD placed on College Board's AP Honor Roll
* MHS is top 6% of California public high schools by US News and World Report - Gold Level Award
* 1:1 student to technology (iPads or laptops)
* 20% of MHS students concurrently enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College
* Outstanding teachers
* Dedicated support staff and coaches
* Flexible learning opportunities: on-line, in-seat, and concurrent
* Dual language program at Mammoth Elementary School
* Foreign language for all students at Mammoth Middle School
* Latino Family Literacy Project
* Elementary music program
* Grades 3-5 STEM program at Mammoth Elementary
* Strong academics, athletics, activities, and arts