Molly Gibbs, Monterey Herald

Molly Gibbs

Monterey Herald

Monterey, CA, United States

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Past articles by Molly:

Carmel Unified releases investigative report of high school principal

“Based on the information obtained during this investigation, Mr. Lyons did not follow established procedures to investigate the incident between (the two students),” the investigative report by Ba… → Read More

Carmel Unified board of education picks new president, votes on how to fill vacant seat

“Coming out of closed session the board of education understands that the community values trust, transparency and communication and recognizes that we have work to do in these areas,” board presid… → Read More

Carmel Unified’s governing board will vote on late start Wednesday

The district’s superintendent, Ted Knight, previously pledged to give his recommendation at January’s board meeting, but Knight’s recommendation was delayed due to the county’s winter storm and mor… → Read More

All Saints Day School sixth-grader wins county’s spelling bee

Morgan Harms won the countywide spelling bee Saturday at the Monterey County Office of Education with the word campanology. → Read More

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District hosts teacher job fair Saturday

“We’re looking to be creative but we’re up against a huge challenge,” the district’s superintendent, PK Diffenbaugh said. “Unless we combat the affordability issue on the Peninsula, we&… → Read More

Former Carmel High School principal requests board reconsider decision

“While Mr. Lyons has no idea what the Superintendent was referring to when he issued a press release strongly implying criminal conduct in the first instance without ever confronting Mr. Lyons with… → Read More

Carmel principal still confused over administrative leave

“I have learned more about my case from (the media) than I have from the district. It’s mad,” Lyons said. → Read More

Carmel shocker: School board president starts meeting by resigning, then leaving

“I have a passion for education. Working directly with children is where I’m most effective,” Arthur said. “In order to do that, I am resigning from the board of education.&… → Read More

Controversy on tap at Carmel school board meeting

Carmel Unified School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the middle school’s library for what appears will be a well-attended event with a number of controversial iss… → Read More

Carmel Unified parts ways with employee named in investigation

“As of today, I can confirm that the employee involved in these reports is no longer assigned to a site and is in the process of a mutual separation from the district,” the district’s superin… → Read More

Carmel High School principal to be reassigned pending investigation

“I’m heartbroken, I’m sad,” said Lyons, who has been on administrative leave since December. “I love Carmel High School. I love that place. I love these teachers, I love the students, the parents.… → Read More

Carmel Unified to hold special board meeting Tuesday morning

“I anticipate putting out information that will share exactly why Mr. Lyons is on leave,” the district’s superintendent Ted Knight explained. → Read More

Grant will help transport Rancho Cielo students

“We give back to our community that we live and work in,” Bank of America Monterey Bay president, Jennifer Dacquisto said. “We believe in economic mobility. We believe that by investing in upskilli… → Read More

MPC to induct six alumni into college’s Lobo Hall of Fame

Monterey Peninsula College’s upcoming Lobo Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on March 10, at the Monterey Marriott. The ceremony recognizes alumni for their significant contributions to the commun… → Read More

Carmel Unified will make late start decision in February

“This is not a new issue for the school district. Over the years the district has tried several times to try to change start times,” the district’s superintendent Ted Knight said. “Coming up with a… → Read More

Local organizations collaborate to help homeless communities during the storm

“There is a camp over there that was evacuated by the police department, but no one was moving because there was no place for them to move to,” Salvation Army Lieutenant Maria Romero said. “The pol… → Read More

MPUSD receives $500,000 grant for innovative approach to student homelessness

“It means a great deal to me and to our whole team,” said Donnie Everett, the district’s assistant superintendent of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. “Over the last eight years that I’ve been with … → Read More

MPUSD to hold virtual meeting Wed. to discuss staff housing project

If staff are interested in the project, the district would explore a facilities bond measure that would go to voters in 2024 to raise money to build workforce housing. → Read More

Still wet and wild

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Caltrans temporarily reopens Big Sur Highway 1 Friday

“These are things that we are largely accustomed to having to plan for and contend with living on the Big Sur coast with basically just one route,” explained Kirk Gafill, president of Big Sur’s Cha… → Read More