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Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

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.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | Teachers ask for return of salary cuts Comments 0 Comments

District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks

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.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 1:14 a.m. | | District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks Comments 0 Comments

Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show

The arts will be in full force all over the campus at Manteca High School Wednesday evening, and the public is invited to enjoy all two hours of the entertainment with free admission.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show Comments 0 Comments

Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2015 12:16 a.m. | | Special ed teacher back in classroom Comments 1 Comment

Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 2:00 a.m. | | Helping homeless succeed Comments 0 Comments

OneNote software training offered for MUSD parents

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.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | OneNote software training offered for MUSD parents Comments 0 Comments

LDS honors outstanding teachers

The 4th Annual Crystal Apple Awards were held recently at the Northland building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 12:52 a.m. | | LDS honors outstanding teachers Comments 0 Comments

New state tests alter questions in real time

The days of educated guesses on state performance tests are numbered.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | New state tests alter questions in real time Comments 0 Comments

Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 1:22 a.m. | | Spring break meant military reserve training Comments 0 Comments

Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Driver on cell  when her car hit school bus Comments 0 Comments

NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | NOT ACTING Comments 0 Comments

Great Wolf may join Manteca be.tech effort

Great Wolf Resorts likes the direction Manteca Unified School District is heading.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Great Wolf may join Manteca be.tech effort Comments 3 Comments

MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion Comments 0 Comments

PACK MENTALITY

•Sierra student cheer section largest in years

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Posted: mar. 17, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | PACK MENTALITY Comments 0 Comments

Smaller class sizes slowly returning to Manteca USD

Get ready for smaller class sizes and teacher shortages in Manteca Unified schools.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Smaller class sizes slowly returning to Manteca USD Comments 0 Comments

Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women’s Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships Comments 0 Comments

SPELLING SUCCESS

Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | SPELLING SUCCESS Comments 0 Comments

THE CHAMPS

Manteca High School’s Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 1:01 a.m. | | THE CHAMPS Comments 0 Comments

High grad rate not enough for MUSD

Students in Manteca Unified have a better chance of graduating high school than their counterparts elsewhere in San Joaquin County, California, and the nation.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2015 1:32 a.m. | | High grad rate not enough for MUSD Comments 0 Comments

Online petition seeks teacher reinstatement

After a series of bad news and setbacks, Manteca Unified Special Ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon who has been fighting for his reinstatement on the job for more than a month now has a bit of good news going his way.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2015 1:31 a.m. | | Online petition seeks teacher reinstatement Comments 1 Comment

Special Education

Manteca Unified School District serves more than 23,000 students from age 3 to 22. Out of that number are some 2,800 students enrolled in the district’s Special Education program.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 12:47 a.m. | | Special Education Comments 2 Comments

Every day is a new challenge for autistic kids and their parents

Geoffrey Lum-Perez is an award-winning artist. Some of his unique drawings have also been used to illustrate a calendar.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Every day is a new challenge for autistic kids and their parents Comments 0 Comments

Challenges of raising special-needs child

Every parent with a special-needs child faces a multitude of challenges. Sharon Anaya knows them all, and more.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Challenges of raising special-needs child Comments 2 Comments

WRHS special ed teacher learns just as much from her students

Aubrey Mach is a teacher to special kids. But she would be the first to say she is learning just as much as she is teaching them.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | WRHS special ed teacher learns just as much from her students Comments 0 Comments

Special Ed teacher Shelley Dini: Her students are her inspiration

New Haven Elementary teacher Shelley Dini’s Peer Resource students have just completed a school-wide fund-raising project which raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She is distinctly proud, not just of the 13 in Peer Resource but of the entire student body who stepped up to the plate and support a worthy course.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | Special Ed teacher Shelley Dini: Her students are her inspiration Comments 0 Comments

Teachers getting nearly $3 million in salary bump

By DENNIS WYATT

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Posted: mar. 06, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Teachers getting nearly  $3 million in salary bump Comments 2 Comments

New Haven raises funds to battle leukemia

As of Thursday, New Haven Elementary School has raised nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The last chance for donors to help the students and faculty reach their goal of $4,000 is today during school hours.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | New Haven raises funds to battle leukemia Comments 0 Comments

Delta student earns scholarship

Delta Charter High School senior Natasha Young received a surprise Monday afternoon in the school’s office, as she was awarded a $44,000 scholarship at Notre Dame de Namur University, the largest offered to a Delta student in the school’s history. 

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Posted: mar. 06, 2015 12:04 a.m. | | Delta student earns scholarship Comments 0 Comments

Principal gets year’s leave with full pay

Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Principal gets year’s leave with full pay Comments 0 Comments

Former trustee vows to sue school district

Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Former trustee vows to sue school district Comments 0 Comments

Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | Two parents rally in  support of teacher Comments 0 Comments

Did school board violate Brown Act?

Dale Fritchen – a former two-term Manteca Unified trustee – believes that the school board has violated the Brown Act in at least three instances. 

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Did school board violate Brown Act? Comments 0 Comments

SJ Supervisor Elliott to deliver keynote address

TRACY – Bob Elliott, San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 5, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Delta Charter High School Commencement Exercises. 

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:14 a.m. | | SJ Supervisor Elliott to deliver keynote address Comments 0 Comments

Special ed parents plan rally, remove children

Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 1:01 a.m. | | Special ed parents plan rally, remove children Comments 1 Comment

Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified’s special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday Comments 1 Comment

ROP fashion show tonight in Sierra High School gym

What are the current fashion trends among young people?

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | ROP fashion show tonight in Sierra High School gym Comments 0 Comments

Drain: Giving kids access to ‘Internet is dangerous’

Ashley Drain has absolutely no problem with the Manteca Unified “Going Digital” initiative. 

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Drain: Giving kids access to ‘Internet is dangerous’ Comments 0 Comments

Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | Special ed  investigation involves more  than 1 student Comments 1 Comment

Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 1:02 a.m. | | Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight Comments 0 Comments

Lancer’s 8th Brigade Team captures 2nd place

East Union High School’s Lancer Battalion Academic team captured second place in the 8th Brigade Academic Test. The test was created by the 8th Brigade to promote a centralized academic focus and curriculum.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 1:22 a.m. | | Lancer’s 8th Brigade Team captures 2nd place Comments 0 Comments

Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two

It’s day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion’s vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two Comments 1 Comment

Schools: Security & safety

Jason Messer remembers the Bank of America armed robbery in September of 2009.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 12:48 a.m. | | Schools: Security & safety   Comments 0 Comments

Teacher holds vigil today at district office

When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West  Louise Avenue entrance to the property.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 12:47 a.m. | | Teacher holds vigil today at district office Comments 0 Comments

It’s not your father’s PE class

Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 1:20 a.m. | | It’s not your father’s PE class Comments 0 Comments

MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | MUSD warning of Going Digital scam Comments 0 Comments

Tossing out duct tape

Duct tape to keep frayed carpet together will eventually become a thing of the past in Manteca Unified School District classrooms.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Tossing out duct tape Comments 0 Comments

Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine’s Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday Comments 0 Comments

Tutoring kids in health careers

Doctors Hospital of Manteca offered a three-hour presentation on the different aspects of the medical facility’s operation to students from Give Every Child a Chance earlier this week.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Tutoring kids in health careers Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Weston Ranch principal gets parent support Comments 0 Comments

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