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Board extends superintendent contract 3 years through 2024
Clark Burke

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Clark Burke’s contract has been extended three years.

The unanimous vote by the school board keeps Burke at the helm of the 24,000-plus student school system — the 52nd largest among  977 school districts in California — through 2024.

Burke earns $285,000 a year.

"We would like to take the opportunity to collectively thank Dr. Burke for leading the staff of this District with student learning at the center of all decision making,” Manteca Unified Board President Bob Wallace said. “His leadership during these trying times continues to reflect his years of experience in education. His congenial attitude, his warmth, and his regard for others is clear in his open-door philosophy. As well, it goes without saying his continued commitment as a Field Grade Officer in the United States army demonstrates his willingness to always put his country, the people of this country, the students of this country above himself. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our community and to our children.”

Burke joined Manteca Unified in 2012 as a deputy superintendent. He was named interim superintendent in May of 2018 and later that year became the permanent superintendent.

Burke has served in the United States Army Reserve for 22 years. His current rank is lieutenant colonel. Burke is assigned to the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.


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