Vern Gebhardt apologized for making a tough decision. As a Manteca Unified school board member, he and his colleagues unanimously voted for part of the budget-reduction plan to issue 89 layoff notices. "It was a reluctant vote," Gebhardt said at Tuesday's session. "But these notices must be in place by the March 15 deadline (to the state Department of Education)." The approved layoff list consisted of 20 school psychologist positions, 10 (single subject) English instructors, ...
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will meet Tuesday to discuss items affecting next year's budget.
Dr. Seuss Day is coming. For the past 12 years, the National Education Association sponsors Read Across America in celebration of the birthday of beloved children's author Theodor Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904. Several Manteca Unified sites will be among the thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participating in this day designed to motivate youngsters to read. Throughout the day, special guests consisting of community members, retired teachers, and county, district ...
Weston Ranch High sophomore Ryan Jones was selected to the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C,. throughout this week.
WESTON RANCH – Weston Ranch High School senior Jennifer Acoba is a big fan of Nick Jonas of the pop group, Jonas Brothers.
A 50-acre site in south Manteca could someday serve as a future high school campus. Plans, however, will be dictated by several factors including growth of Manteca Unified's student population. The South Tinnin Road still has a useful service to the district as a temporary annex to the school farm. At last Tuesday's school board meeting, Jaime Sanchez, who is an instructor at Lathrop High, noted that the district's Ag Project Committee has plans of ...
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District, as part of their goal to reduce $23 million from the 2009-10 budget, agreed not too long ago to close the doors of both the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex.
The East Union Junior ROTC hosted their 9th Annual Drill & Ceremony on Saturday with 11 different schools attending.
Officials of the Manteca Unified School District are currently in negotiations with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association, the California School Employees Association and the unrepresentative groups.
Some 35 students from the San Joaquin County and Manteca Unified special needs program took part in Thursday's annual Happy Valentine's Day.
Last month, the City of Manteca honored Sierra High senior Amy McFerran. The daughter of Saranya and Gene McFerran of Manteca was recognized for receiving the prestigious General Billy Mitchell Award. Amy McFerran, 17, is involved in Sierra's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, earning the rank of cadet second lieutenant. She has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol for the past year. The award honors Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a former deputy ...
RIPON – A chunk of land that changed hands when the City of Ripon last updated their general plan – the municipal blueprint for growth - could end up bringing a whole lot of students to Ripon Unified.
LATHROP – If you've driven by Lathrop Road on both sides of Interstate 5 in the morning and in the afternoon just before and after school on weekdays, you've probably seen some students crossing Manthey Road and walking along Lathrop Road and under the freeway.
Manteca Unified School District's junior and senior high honor bands will perform today at 6:30 p.m. at Lathrop High.
RIPON – With a budget shortfall of almost $970,000 from last year, times are tight for the Ripon Unified School District.
Forty Manteca Unified School District bus drivers will take a day off from their fall break vacation to learn what they need to do in the event of a hijacking or shooting incident while on the job.