District Announcements

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2018-19 School Calendar

posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:22 PM by Janel Woodruff

April 11, 2018 Board Meeting Time/Location Change

posted Apr 4, 2018, 2:22 PM by Janel Woodruff

Please note the change of time and location for the April 11, 2018 board meeting.  The meeting will now be held in the Middletown Multi-Use Room at 6:00 p.m.   The April 25, 2018 meeting will be switched and moved to Cobb at 7:00 p.m. You can locate the Agenda under the Board of Trustees tab. 

Strategic Planning

posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:51 AM by Catherine Stone   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 6:41 PM ]

The District engaged in a strategic planning process to get stakeholder input.  Due to budget concerns, we were looking at how we can operate more efficiently and still preserve everything we think is best for our students.  The meeting dates were: November 15, 2017, Dec. 6, 2017, January 17 and February 7, 2018.  We meet from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the MHS multi-purpose room.

Attached are all of the documents we reviewed or generated for each meeting.  Please take some time to go through them  - Documents from the first session are marked SP1, from the 2nd session SP2, and the third session SP3 etc. You'll want to look at the powerpoints from each of the sessions for a good overview...if you have any questions or ideas, please contact Catherine Stone (catherine.stone@middletownusd.org)

MUSD 2017-2018 Calendar

posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:18 AM by Nick Hadgis

LCAP 2017-2020 Revised

posted Jul 11, 2016, 9:27 AM by Nick Hadgis   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 1:04 PM by Catherine Stone ]

Every year, every school district updates and revises their Local Control and Accountability Plan.  This plan explains how a school district will use state funding to accomplish state and local priorities.  The state priorities are:

1.  Basic Services:  Qualified teachers, school facilities
2.  Implementation of State Standards (Common Core)
3.  Parental Involvement
4.  Pupil Achievement
5.  Pupil Engagement
6.  School Climate
7.  Course Access
8.  Pupil Outcomes

Our local priorities are:
Increase student achievement for all students by:
   Providing high quality classroom instruction,
   Maintaining a stable teaching and classroom support staff,
   Standards-aligned curriculum,
   Increased opportunities for academic intervention, consistent
   ELD programming, and
   Attracting, retaining, and building the capacity of highly qualified teachers, classified staff, and administrators.
Achievement of targeted subgroups: Hispanic/Latino students, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged  students, English Learning students, and Students with Disabilities demonstrate an achievement gap based on the most recent data
Reading: District data from reading assessment indicates 50% of all students are not reading at grade level.
Professional development in digital learning and related subjects
Maintaining and upgrading district technology
"Bring Your Own Device" policy and program
Increase health services as affordable
Restore staffing in Maintenance Department in order to be able to maintain campuses and grounds at higher standard and take care of a new soccer field
Build soccer field at Minnie Cannon for more capacity for schools and community

Some of you may have seen the simplified version of this document that we shared at School Site Council meetings, DELAC/ELAC meetings, Board meetings, staff meetings, and out in the community.  Attached here is the full document - pretty dense reading.  But we hope you'll spend some time reading it because you'll learn a lot about what we're working toward and doing in the district, and you'll have a chance to see how much growth our students have made! 

This revised version corrects some of the budget numbers to reflect actual costs. 

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail them to Catherine.stone@middletownusd.org


posted Feb 18, 2016, 12:33 PM by Nick Hadgis

Please read this message carefully, as you may want to take action regarding your student’s education records.

A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including ours. The case has received significant attention from the media, so we want to provide you with more information on how it might affect families in our district.

In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students statewide since Jan. 1, 2008.

NOTE: The CDE will produce documents in the context of the litigation and subject to a protective order (according to CDE, documents won’t become part of the Court’s public records and they will likely be returned or destroyed at the end of litigation).

For more information regarding the release of this data, visit this CDE website​. You may also contact the California Department of Education at 916-319-0800.

Parents/Guardians may complete and mail in an Opt-Out Form to prevent the release of student data: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf. This must be done by April 1, 2016.

F3 has published a NewsFlash with more information on this lawsuit: http://www.f3law.com/newsflash.php?nf=491

Superintendent Torlakson’s messages regarding this matter: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel15.asp

Official Message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

posted Feb 4, 2016, 7:59 AM by Nick Hadgis

Date: February 2, 2016


Subject: Official Message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction


In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association (the plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The suit also alleges that the CDE fails to monitor, investigate, and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.


As part of the litigation discovery process, the plaintiffs have requested numerous documents as well as student data collected and stored by the CDE. Many of the requested documents and data stored in the CDE databases contain personally identifiable information (PII) of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending or who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. Although the CDE has contested the production of such information, the court at this juncture has ordered the CDE to produce to plaintiffs’ legal counsel documents and data that contain student PII. Included in the court’s order to produce documents and data is a Protective Order prohibiting the plaintiffs and their legal counsel from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of the lawsuit, including PII, to anyone other than the parties, their attorneys and consultants, and the court. None of this information may be used outside the context of this lawsuit; no student’s identifying records will be disclosed to the public.


As you know, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose PII. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting LEAs and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s Web site, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.

September 23, 2015 Board Meeting Cancelled

posted Sep 22, 2015, 6:19 AM by Nick Hadgis

Due to the Valley Fire, there will be no regular Board Meeting on September 23, 2015.

School Start Postponed until Tuesday August 18

posted Aug 3, 2015, 12:47 PM by Nick Hadgis

Hello Middletown Unified families,

Due to the Rocky Fire, we need to postpone the opening of school and all pre-school activities for one week. MHS and MMS are currently being used as evacuation centers and as the Red Cross Command Center. It is possible that some of our other schools will also be used as evacuation centers. Because of this, we made the decision to delay the start of school.

Here are the new dates:

School will start on Tuesday, August 18th

MHS activities:
Freshman Welcome: Tuesday, Aug.11th, 6pm
Welcome Back for 10th, 11th, 12th:  Tuesday, August 11th, 8am

7th grade Welcome: Wed, Aug. 12th, 5:30pm
8th grade Welcome: Thurs, Aug. 13th, 5:30pm

Minnie Cannon Ribbon Cutting and Spaghetti Feed: Thurs, Aug. 13th, 5pm
Cobb and Coyote Valley Spaghetti Feeds: Friday, Aug. 14th, 5pm

Last day of school:  June 6th (instead of May 27th).

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we know you understand that these are extraordinary circumstances.


Superintendent Retires: New Superintendent Hired

posted Jun 12, 2015, 6:27 AM by Korby Olson

After 34 years in education and 28 of those in Middletown, Superintendent Korby Olson is retiring from the district.

The Middletown Unified School District has hired new Superintendent Catherine Stone. She will assume the position beginning July 1.

Stone is a fifth-generation Californian who has spent most of her adult life in schools in rural areas of California. She raised her two daughters in Sonoma County, where her young grandsons are now growing up.

She taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a K-8 school, and science to high school students before becoming a school administrator.

Stone comes from the Jacoby Creek Elementary School District in Humboldt County, where she was the Superintendent/Principal. Before that, she was the Superintendent of Mendocino Unified and the Superintendent/Principal of Fieldbrook Elementary.

In her spare time, Catherine likes to garden and sew, and is looking forward to being involved in the Middletown community.

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