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Manteca High may switch to block scheduling
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Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

A Manteca High committee formed to investigate the matter and to see if it could be implemented in the district’s oldest high school campus has completed its research and has voted in favor of implanting it. Their recommendation is up for consideration and approval by the Board of Trustees in tonight’s meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the school district board room, 2271 West Louise Avenue, corner Airport Way.

The Buffalo committee studied the block programs already in place in the district at Sierra High and Lathrop High schools, along with similar programs going in other districts and presented their discoveries to the Manteca High staff and teachers who all voted in favor of having the same scheduling on the Buffalo campus.

In other agenda items, the board tonight will consider:

• approval of the first reading of the revised board policy on alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, and restricted dangerous drugs and substances;

• approval of Weston & Associates as Mechanical Engineer for the Sierra High School HVAC project;

• adoption of the resolution honoring all veterans, which the board does every year;

• adoption of revised board policy and first reading of the board’s revised policy regarding military leave benefits;

• approval of provisional intern permits for Jon Brandi and Kathlee Musca, both at Lincoln Elementary School; Kenneth Keller (New Vision High School, Weston Ranch);and Stephanie Solari for Read 180 teacher position at George Komure Elementary in Weston Ranch and Veritas Elementary in Manteca.