RIPON - Ripon Unified teachers stepped up to the plate in this bad economy opting for cuts that total some $400,000 for their troubled district – knowing some teachers may not have jobs in the next school year.
LODI - "Select San Joaquin AgVenture 2010" will take place at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds with nearly 3,000 third graders participating from the Stockton and Lincoln school districts. With everything from sheep shearing to goat milking to presentations on production and processing, this event promises to provide an exciting environment as children "explore the journey from the farm to their fridge".
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Me-wuk Child Development Lab Preschools are accepting applications for children between the ages of 2 and 5 to attend preschool programs located on the West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto. Fall 2010 families will have the choice of enrolling children in either a Monday and Wednesday or a Tuesday and Thursday preschool experience.
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.