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Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings
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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?

Turning that into reality is what the board members are going to discuss at their meeting on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. in the board room of the district office at 2271 W. Louise Avenue.

Live streaming meetings is just one of the action items that the board will discuss and consider for vote. The trustees also will consider the adoption of a number of new board bylaws for their first reading. The specific bylaws being considered for this purpose are Policy Numbers 9000 on the role of the board, 9005 on governance standards, 9010 on  public statements, 9011 on disclosure of confidential and privileged information, and 9012 on electronic communications.

Other action items that the board will discuss and consider for vote are the following:

• Giving direction to the superintendent on how to respond to parental concerns regarding the Going Digital program;

• Formation of a superintendent’s committee on child welfare and attendance;

• Publication of a district-wide newsletter in connection with Proud to be MUSD;

• Displaying board members’ photos at school sites, which will be discussed and voted on in tandem with the above item;

• Reappointing three committee members to serve on the Measure M Citizens’ Oversight committee for a two-year term; and,

• Adopting bylaws governing Measure G Citizen’s Oversight Committee;

During the meeting, the district’s Spelling Bee winners will be recognized as well. Recognition honors also will be given to Valley Oak League Coach of the Year recipient, Francisco Cisneros, of Weston Ranch High School; Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award recipient Mike Rosendin of Sierra High, and all those who participated in 2014 AgVenture program.

Immediately after the board meeting, a meeting of the Board of Directors of MUSD’s Public Facilities Financing Corporation will be held.

On Monday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m., a special meeting of the board will be held with the main items on the agenda dealing with ongoing teachers’ negotiations to be discussed in closed session. An announcement will follow during the public portion of the meeting, followed by staff reports and comments from the board. The open session of the meeting will be open to the public.