FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle schools and high schools. Founded as the Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, student members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture. FFA is structured on three levels: local, state and national.
December 11, 2009|
By VICTORIA WATSON
Sierra-Manteca FFA Chapter Reporter
RIPON - A concerned Ripon resident, Lisa Weinstein, raised a red flag for Ripon Unified School District trustees last week over the approved construction of a Clearwire Internet tower near Weston Elementary School.
A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.
During continuing teachers' salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.
Parents of Manteca Unified students are invited to attend a free seminar about using OneNote – the software that students and staff will be using as part of the district's Going Digital initiative. By understanding OneNote, parents will be better able to support their children with their education needs.