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Manteca Unified extends no-bus zones

Several months ago, the Manteca Unified board of trustees agreed to extend the walking distance to school for all students to an additional half mile as part of the Level II cuts to handle a $23.5 million budget shortfall.

April 17, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Parents fret about safety of walking to Lathrop High

LATHROP – The no bus zone proposed by Manteca Unified's department of transportation has some problems for those with students attending school west of Interstate 5.

April 15, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Manteca Unified news

Car show Saturday at Sequoia Baptist

April 15, 2009 | | Education


MUSD open enrollment for elementary

Open Enrollment Request forms are now available at all Manteca Unified elementary schools.

April 15, 2009 | | Education


Manteca kindergarten registration starts today

Registration for year-round and traditional schools takes place at the school of attendance starting today from 9 a.m.to 3:30 P.M.

April 15, 2009 | | Education


Ripon may lay off 28 classified workers

RIPON – On top of losing five teachers for the next school year due to retirement, Ripon Unified might also end up laying off 28 employees and reducing the hours of 44 others.

April 13, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Kindergarten registration underway Wednesday at neighborhood schools

Registration for year-round and traditional schools takes place at the school of attendance starting on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m.to 3:30 P.M.

April 13, 2009 | | Education


Firefighters come to rescue of dying trees at school

RIPON - Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters saw the parched landscaping at Ripon's newest elementary school and stepped up to the plate to meet the problem head on.

April 08, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


PROM DRESS SALE

Girls who didn't want to spend a small fortune on their prom or graduation dress got a chance to save some money when the Sierra High School Sober Grad Committee conducted its first annual "gently used" prom dress fundraiser Saturday in the school's drama room. The committee offered slightly-used formal and semi-formal dresses at discount prices to raise funds for their safe and sober after graduation celebration. People who donated a dress could get either 40% of whatever their dress sells for or donate the entire sale price to the Sober Grad Committee fundraiser and receive a 100 ...

April 05, 2009 | Hime Romero | Education


Sierra’s Lobo Gold Rally celebrates academic excellence

Jennifer Spellman recently learned to dance Bhangra.

April 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ripon Rotary Club presents third graders in Ripon Unified with their own dictionaries

It's one more year that the Ripon Rotary Club has provided all the third graders in the Ripon Unified School District with fully illustrated McMillan Children's Dictionaries.

April 04, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Senior project garage sale today helping send needy kids to camp

Boomer Plata has a senior project in the works that's part public relations and philanthropy.

April 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Teachers agree to just 1.8% cut in their pay

The Manteca Unified School District and the Manteca Educators Association came to a tentative agreement last Tuesday.

April 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


A lawn chair & a man yearning to slip the bonds of same-old

Jerry Gorman wasn't your typical big-town hero.

April 03, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Messer agrees to 5% pay cut July 1, passes on $13,080 in extra benefits

The $24,400 raise that new Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer received last week has raised more than a few eyebrows from educators worried about whether they'll have a job next year, but the salary he'll be taking home is the same his predecessor made while his overall compensation will actually be less.

April 02, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


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CalSTRS wants $117K back from Wentworth

Retired San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Frederick Wentworth is appealing the action taken by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to reduce his retirement pension from $291,732 a year to $234,929.

March 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital project carries $2.2M price tag

In February, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Jason Messer the OK to ink a lease-leaseback contract with Vanden Bos Electric, Inc for the scope of work in the Going Digital project at three schools – Lathrop Elementary, Great Valley Elementary in Weston Ranch, and Manteca Day School. The total cost for these three sites was $177,232.

March 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD superintendent salary peaked in 2008

During the budget crisis six years ago, Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer took a 5 percent pay cut which lowered his base salary to $176,441.51 – down from $186,222.38. That figure remained the same through June 30, 2011.

March 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MJC to hold Spirit Team, mascot try-outs for fall

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will hold Spirit Team and mascot try-outs on Saturday, March 22, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium located on East Campus.

March 13, 2014 | | Education


Today is last day to file for county superintendent post

Today is the last day of filing for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent. Candidate's papers have to be filed at the county Registrar of Voters in Stockton by 5 p.m.

March 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


The $296,205 a year retiree

When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tilton pledges to slash superintendent salary by 15 percent if he is elected

One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Basketball game benefits Sierra Sober Grad

Sierra High School's Sober Grad committee will be hosting the 4th annual Manteca Firefighters vs. Manteca Police Officers in a charity basketball game on Wednesday, March 19, starting at 6:30 p.m.

March 06, 2014 | | Education


SOMETHING TO CHEER

Cheer takes dedication, commitment and hard work.

March 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Serama chicken, boer goat competition today

Today promises to be a fun fowl day, and so much more, at the Manteca Unified School Farm.

March 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HAMMING IT UP

The fun was just beginning at Stella Brockman School.

February 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Shasta students celebrate books of Dr. Seuss

They read. They listened to readings. They watched various people reading their favorite books. They wore Dr. Seuss character costumes. They ate green eggs – scrambled – and green apples. They wore hats that looked like the one worn by the character in The Cat in the Hat with a spelling twist.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BUSINESS UNUSUAL

It's market day. The venue is a spacious grassy field that's about the size of a baseball field. Around the perimeter of the field are tables laden with an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that range from practical and simply decorative to whimsical and plain utilitarian.

February 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ROP students staging fashion show Saturday

Expect another collaborative effort Saturday for the Regional Occupational Program Fashion Merchandising's Fashion Show.

February 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


LDS honors outstanding teachers

The 3rd Annual Crystal Apple Awards took place Saturday evening at the Northland building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

February 25, 2014 | | Education


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