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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

Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is “threatening my son’s well being is not resolved quickly.”

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Posted: feb. 12, 2015 1:24 a.m. | | Mother of autistic son  threatens to sue district Comments 0 Comments

Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of “inappropriate relations to students.”

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Posted: feb. 11, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Teacher counters ‘inappropriate  touching’ charge Comments 1 Comment

Ripon, Manteca residents receive diplomas from Simpson University

REDDING  —Janeen Viss of Ripon graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Simpson University. 

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 10:14 p.m. | | Ripon, Manteca residents receive diplomas from Simpson University Comments 0 Comments

Mantecan on Texas State Dean’s List

Francisco Ceja of Manteca has been named to the fall 2014 Dean’s List at Texas State University.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 10:14 p.m. | | Mantecan on Texas State Dean’s List Comments 0 Comments

Bronson: Aim for stratosphere

Alexander Bronson’s vision for the Manteca Unified School District can be summed up in four words: Shoot for the stratosphere.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Bronson: Aim for stratosphere Comments 0 Comments

East Union seeks block scheduling

East Union High School will go the way of the other secondary campuses in Manteca Unified by implementing block scheduling if the Board of Trustees at their meeting tonight gives its blessing.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | East Union seeks block scheduling Comments 0 Comments

Individual trustees should respect board’s authority

“When speaking for the District, the Board encourages its spokesperson to exercise restraint and tact and to communicate the message in a manner that promotes public confidence in the Board’s leadership.”

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | Individual trustees should respect board’s authority Comments 0 Comments

Founts teams with Delta Charter to create schools

Retired San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts and Delta Charter Schools Superintendent Jeff Tilton have co-founded a charter school, one of three charter school petitions the New Jerusalem Elementary School District (NJESD) Board of Trustees approved this week. 

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 1:20 a.m. | | Founts teams with Delta  Charter to create schools Comments 0 Comments

Sierra High students conduct felony stop

Nate Krebbs and Josh Lee looked every bit the part of California High Patrol officers during a felony traffic stop exercise on Friday.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | Sierra High students conduct felony stop Comments 0 Comments

MUSD recall elections made simpler, cheaper

The word recall was mentioned at a recent meeting of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees by a speaker in the audience during public comments.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2015 1:50 a.m. | | MUSD recall elections  made simpler, cheaper Comments 0 Comments

Two trustees trying to remove administrator?

An administrator at a high school in the Manteca Unified School District will remain in his position following a Board of Trustees vote in closed session on Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 1:15 a.m. | | Two trustees trying to remove administrator? Comments 0 Comments

Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent?

As a Weston Ranch parent Alison Ordner was stunned when she believed was slandered, threatened and cyber-bullied when she tried to raise a concern. 

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:51 a.m. | | Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent? Comments 1 Comment

Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don’t hold your breath.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube  Comments 1 Comment

Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Got questions? District vows to answer Comments 4 Comments

Were postings by school worker racist?

When is a personal Facebook page no longer personal?

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | Were postings by school worker racist? Comments 0 Comments

Workshop for undocumented immigrants

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and Modesto Junior College’s International Student Program to host a workshop for undocumented immigrants who dream of achieving a college education. 

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Workshop for undocumented immigrants Comments 0 Comments

GECAC offering scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.

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Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28

The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28 Comments 0 Comments

Microsoft lauds teachers for innovative learning

Tammy Brecht Dunbar and Kristen Messer were selected by Microsoft as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE Expert) for 2015 for their excellence in using technology to help students learn and achieve more. Microsoft stated they are “visionary educators who are paving the way for their peers to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other.”

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | Microsoft lauds teachers for innovative learning Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings

With the Manteca Unified School District Going Digital, and its 23,000 students now being armed with 21st-century education tools called Panasonic 3E computers, is a televised or live streamed Board of Trustees meeting far behind?

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings Comments 0 Comments

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

An annual religious event celebrated by St. Anthony of Padua School on Sunday illustrates the role it has played since it opened in 1956 and its mission.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Comments 0 Comments

St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts

Carolyn Cano does not consider her career choice – teaching at a Catholic school – as a job. It’s not a venue for earning money. It’s not a livelihood. It’s not an 8-5 job. It is much more than that, she said.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts Comments 0 Comments

TECH ROLL OUT

Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School’s turn for the Great Deployment.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | TECH ROLL OUT Comments 0 Comments

Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won’t end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

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Going Digital frustrates parents

A group of parents have launched a campaign aimed at getting their concerns about the $30 million Manteca Unified Going Digital program heard and addressed by district officials. This weekend, they are deploying social media via Facebook, email, and telephone tools to get the word out and to encourage parents with similar concerns to get involved.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Going Digital frustrates parents Comments 1 Comment

iRUN

Students at Walter Woodward Elementary gathered on the steps of the school's amphitheater, donning new T-shirts.

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Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Individual, & collective board roles discussed  Comments 0 Comments

Tablet distribution nears

French Camp Elementary School and Manteca High School will be the first in the district to receive the new Panasonic computers to officially launch Manteca Unified’s history-making Going Digital program.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | Tablet distribution nears Comments 2 Comments

Mousalimas sworn in as county superintendent

James Mousalimas set out to become an architect.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Mousalimas sworn in as county superintendent Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday

These are busy days at the Manteca Adult School located at the Manteca Unified School District compound on West Louise Avenue, corner of Airport Way. The long line of people seen Friday afternoon in front of the district building complex was just one demonstration of that.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 1:57 a.m. | | Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday Comments 0 Comments

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