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Moore seeks re-election to MUSD board
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Evelyn Moore is hoping for better days ahead for public education.

If and when those days come, the long-time Manteca Unified school board member wants to be part of the process of reinstating those programs that were part of the budget casualties.

 “We had to make some deep cuts (in recent years),” said Moore, who was first elected to the board 1994.

She believes her experience can be helpful in moving forward following these tough and difficult economic times.

Moore, 79, was a teacher for more than 30 years. She has three children – all live in the Fresno area – and six grandchildren.

Although retired, she continues to help educate youngsters in her role as a tutor for Give Every Child A Chance.

She graduated high school in Oklahoma and studied education at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

In 1961, Moore moved to the area to work for MUSD, teaching at various grade levels prior to her retirement in 1994.

She then sought and won a seat on the school board.

Moore, who plans to call it an early night come Tuesday’s mid-term elections, is seeking one of the two Area 5 seats.

Regardless of the outcome, she’s proud of the board coming together during the hard times.

“When it got difficult – even with the dissenting voters – we worked together as a team,” Moore said. “That’s what really counted.”

In addition, she’s proud that MUSD maintained electives such as art and music during the tough economic times. Other districts, meanwhile, have opted to do away with such programs.

Moore is also involved in Manteca Historical Society and is a past president of the Federated Women’s Club.