The position of Manteca Adult School vice principal is being re-instated effective immediately.
One of the victims of the cost-saving budget cuts during the great recession, the vice principal re-instatement was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in December, in part, due to the expansion and phenomenal success of Manteca Unified Vocational Academy, the district’s first charter school. MUVA was officially christened the be.tech campus under the unanimous blessing of the board, also at their recent meeting. The vocational program, which opened its doors for the first time two years ago with the Culinary Arts school, opened with a second vocational program in August and is posed to offer another one in the 2014-2015 school year.
The vice principal will be assisting Principal Diane Medeiros in the day-to-day operations of the Adult School with respect to general supervision and administrative activities, the ROP (regional occupational program), and Independent Study program.
Among the requirements of the job for the successful candidate include three years of classroom teaching experience either at the secondary or adult school level.
The district’s Manteca Adult School, originally located at the old Lindbergh School on East North Street and Lincoln Avenue, is now located in the school district complex at the corner of West Louise Avenue and South Airport Way. In July 2013, the Lindbergh School building became the home offices of the district’s Health Services Department. The rest of the city block-sized district property where Lindbergh is located will be home to other district departments including grounds maintenance.
The move of the Health Services department allowed for future expansion of the be.tech program facilities which now include the MUVA or be.tech Café operated and run by the students in the vocational program’s Culinary Arts School. The café is now open to the public during regular school hours Monday to Friday.