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Manteca Unified plans upgrades for 69 portable classrooms3
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At last count, the Manteca Unified School District had 69 portables in need of upgrading.

Modernization for these structures could be made possible thanks to state funding.

Proposition 1D, a $10.4 billion bond measure, was approved by California voters back in 2006, and was designed to provide funding for repairing older schools and portables.

On Tuesday, the Manteca Unified school board could give the go-ahead to use available monies – about $6 million – from Proposition 1D and Proposition 47 to upgrade the portables.

The goal is to make the classroom facilities “environmentally friendly” by using state funds.

Trustees will discuss this matter and others during the 7 p.m. open session in the district office board room, 2271 W. Louise Ave.

The board, in other agenda items, will look at:

•Installing, maintaining, and repairing, if necessary, a road closure gate at Manteca High along Garfield Avenue while school is in session or during events. Manteca City Council approved the agreement at their Feb. 2 meeting.

•Hiring a principal, in closed session, for the continuation high school.

•Approving the 2009-10 school plans at the elementary and secondary sites.

•Discussing the property once planned for Rustic School.

For more information, call the district office at (209) 825-3200 or log on to

To reach reporter Vince Rembulat, e-mail