It wasn't too long ago that the Manteca Educators Association, as a cost-cutting move for Manteca Unified's budget shortfall for the upcoming year, agreed to a 1.8 percent reduction in salaries coupled with three furlough days.
Credit a love of woodshop with starting Howard Holtsman on a journey that ended up spending the past 18 years helping put together an adult education and vocational training program that has earned numerous recognition for its effectiveness.
The death of a friend and major injuries suffered by others as they walked along East Highway 120 from a bonfire last year were fresh on the minds of many students as they watched this year's Every 15 Minutes at the Manteca High stadium
Manteca Unified teachers will continue to be better paid than their counterparts in Stockton Unified - and most teachers in San Joaquin County - under the latest compensation offer made by the district.
The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.
The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.