By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
New Haven, McParland & French Camp upgrades next

New Haven and George McParland elementary schools are targeted to receive new multi-purpose rooms.

The two Manteca campuses — along with French Camp School — are in the third wave of the Measure G bond passed by voters to address health and safety issues along with modernization needs at existing Manteca Unified School District campuses. Voters approved a $159 million bond in November of 2014 to pay for the work.

The board meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the district office, 2271 W. Louise Ave., to consider schematic designs for the three campuses.

The McParland work includes conversion of the existing cafeteria to classroom space, site work improvements, and modernization of existing restroom facilities and the construction of a new multi-purpose building.  

The New Haven work includes alterations to existing classrooms aligned to meet California Department of Education standards, site work improvements and the construction of a new restroom building and a new multi-purpose building

 French Camp work includes the demolition of the existing B Wing, the removal of four portables, the construction of a new eight classroom building, various site improvements and a new parking lot

All the projects will address fire alarm and paging system upgrades, asphalt replacement and improvements, flooring replacement as required, and playground replacements as required.

Work is starting this spring on the second wave of Measure G projects that also includes spending Mello-Roos, developer fees, and redevelopment agency receipts to accommodate growth. The schools having health and safety issues corrected as well as being modernized are Manteca High, East Union High, Nile Garden, and Neil Hafley.

There is $15 million in Measure G money set aside for the Manteca High campus earmarked exclusively to address health and safety and modernization needs. In addition the school board has budgeted $4 million in one-time redevelopment agency receipts and $21 million in growth fees collected from new development to go toward expanding the campus to accommodate growth.

The board has earmarked $13 million in Measure G work funds for health, safety, and modernization at East Union High. It is being wedded with a $1.1 million Career and Technical Education grant from the state that is allowing construction of a new ag education complex.

More than $20 million is being invested in Nile Garden School to modernize the campus, situate it for growth and delivery of clean city drinking water.

The first wave of Measure G projects made improvements at Lathrop, Lincoln, Sequoia, Shasta, and Golden West Schools.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email