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$8M more in school cuts made

Sierra High and the new Lathrop High will continue block scheduling.

January 14, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


McParland bestows Character Café student recognition

McParland School honored its outstanding students for the first trimester as part of their Character Café awards.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Other possible cuts: Science camp busing & ag stipends

Science camp transportation - a $34,760 expenditure - could be in jeopardy.

January 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Board honoring top Spelling Bee winners

Along with the proposed Level II budget cuts, Manteca Unified's board of trustees will recognize winners of the recent Spelling Bee tonight.

January 13, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ripon students heading to Obama’s inauguration

RIPON - Fifteen Ripon elementary school students are going to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.

January 13, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Ripon’s need to cut now tops $1.5 million

RIPON – Facing more than $1 million in mid-year budget cuts with another $500,000 expected for the next school year, Ripon Unified is now facing some tough decisions.

January 13, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Cash crisis looms for Manteca schools

The deepening state budget crisis is going to make it difficult - if not impossible – for Manteca Unified School District to meet payroll and pay other bills through June 30.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Manteca Unified list of possible cuts at $13.3M

The Manteca Unified School District board will only need to cut $600,000 out of the designated Level 3 cuts up for consideration to close a $14 million shortfall assuming, of course, they adopt recommendations made by a 100-member committee.

January 08, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Cuts on table hit $13.75M

Michael Dodge has been a key figure for the Manteca Unified School District since 2002

January 07, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Q-15 shrimp feed set for Saturday

It's for the benefit of teen drivers - a special shrimp feed dinner dance set for Saturday night.

January 07, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Sewer service in works for Lathrop High

LATHROP - The three Lathrop Council members present at Tuesday night's meeting all voted to approve the agreement that will provide interim sewer service for the new Lathrop High School.

January 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Interim solution to Lathrop High sewer problems hammered out

LATHROP - An interim solution to Lathrop High School's sewer and storm drainage problems will be considered by the City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

January 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lincoln 3rd graders serenade seniors with carols

Debbie Wold has been a Merrill Gardens resident for the past three years.

December 31, 2008 | Vince Rembulat | Education


More traffic control measures get OK for Dos Reis Road

LATHROP - Even with the looming possibility that the new Lathrop High School could be closed to stave off anticipated school budget deficits next fiscval year, city officials are proceeding with plans to install additional traffic-safety measures at Dos Reis Road, the temporary entrance to the 50-acre campus, and Manthey Road intersection.

December 30, 2008 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Committee says close annexes at Lathrop, Sequoia before other sites

Shuttering two elementary annex campuses - Sequoia and Lathrop - as well as consolidating Calla High with New Vision High at the Weston Ranch campus were identified Wednesday as the lesser of evils if Manteca Unified needs to resort to closing schools to bridge a $14 million budget deficit.

December 30, 2008 | Jason Campbell | Education


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School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over "possible" Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mendola is Lathrop’s first college athlete

Desiree Mendola was shocked and surprised to discover that she's the first student athlete at Lathrop High to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.

October 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her "passion for teen-agers kicked in" when she was in college.

October 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It's official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

October 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Iron Mike’ at East Union

And on this side of town, shaped by a lifetime of hard lessons, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | Education


Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall

Manteca Unified School District is dipping into reserves to cover a $9 million shortfall due to the state not covering the tab for home-to-school transportation and special education.

October 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Moore secures 6th school board term

Evelyn Moore is going for 24. She is reaching the tail end of her fifth term as Manteca Unified School District Trustee representing Area 5. And she will be adding four more years to her 20-year tenure, starting right after the Nov. 4 elections.

September 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


First adult earns diploma in new program

TRACY – Amanda Spencer never thought she would see the day she would earn her high school diploma after leaving an area high school in 2010. That changed on Monday when the Lodi resident was awarded a diploma from Delta Charter Online, a new Tracy-based charter school authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District.

September 30, 2014 | | Education


80% plus pass exit exams in Manteca Unified on initial try

Manteca Unified 10th graders who took the 2014 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in March showed "slightly higher passing rates" in both English Language Arts and Math when compared to the overall San Joaquin County and state passing rates.

September 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 3, with the selections to be announced three days later.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Does school board hopeful know where she lives?

Does Manteca Unified School District board candidate Ashley Drain know the way home?

September 20, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Education


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