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Manteca Unified may update rules for students
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It’s time to update the Manteca Unified School District policy on student use of the Internet.

This includes those using e-mail.

Trustees are scheduled to discuss the revisions to the policy that was originally adopted nearly 12 years ago. Much has changed since then as many students are now involved in social networking sites along with chat rooms.

At tonight’s board meeting – the open session begins at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building, 2271 W. Louise Ave. – district officials will also look to add “(providing) education to minors on cyber bullying awareness and response” to the policy revision.

For board members, this will be a first reading to the student use of Internet and /or e-mail.

In other agenda items:

•Trustees could waive the California High School Exit Exam requirement, as specified under the state Ed Code, for those students who have taken one or both parts of the CAHSEE with modification and have earned a passing grade.

•They’ll look to OK the proposed resolutions for Outstanding Student Achievement / Outstanding Character programs.

•The board could award C.T. Brayton & Sons the lease-leaseback contract for Manteca High’s Cafeteria Alterations Project. Cost is estimated at $1.4 million with most of the funding coming from Nutrition Services and some from Measure M (ADA upgrades).

•In closed session, the board could announce the appointment of a principal at Lathrop High. David Chamberlain resigned back in December. Among those helping out in the interim included retired Sierra High principal Rick Arucan.

More information can be obtained by calling the district office at 209-832-2500 or logging on to