Mendocino Unified School District Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the K8 School.
They will meet in closed session for labor negotiations with CEMUS. In open session, the board will be asked to accept the resignation of Mitch Sprague, business manager with Mendocino Community Network, the district-owned Internet service provider. Afterward, there will be a discussion about the future of MCN. MCN customers received an email message from Sprague Tuesday morning, which says: “I’m writing to all MCN customers to let you know that after 9 years as MCN Business Manager and 21 years working on MCN as a teacher and MCN employee, I’ve submitted my resignation to MUSD Superintendent Jason Morse this morning. At this point in time, I have reached a point where I can no longer continue to make the commitment in time and energy required to fulfill the duties required of the MCN Business Manager. My resignation comes with an effective date of October 15th or until such time as the district no longer needs my services. I have also informed Jason that I am open to discussing an extension of the time period if events warrant. “The MUSD Board has this morning announced that there will be a board meeting on Thursday, July 11th at 4:30 PM at the Mendocino K-8 Campus (44261 Little Lake Road) Multipurpose room to discuss the future of MCN. The meeting is open to the public. I will update you on Friday morning with more information following that meeting. “I remain fully committed to MCN and its customers and working with Jason Morse, our superintendent, the district, and the MCN staff during the transition period to maintain MCN’s operational integrity during my remaining time here. … “It has been my pleasure to work with you as MCN customers through the years. As always, we appreciate your business.”