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MUST conducts general meeting this Thursday
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The Manteca Unified Student Trust - a non-profit community group that supports school activities- is conducting a general meeting this Thursday.

Among the items on the agenda are:

•Evaluation and potential extension of Executive Director Wendy King’s contract for a year.

•Announcement of new board members.

•Addressing issues concerning the Brown Act that governs the conduct of public and quasi-public bodies in California.

•Revision of the Manteca Unified School District Policy 1260.

•Election of officers and re-election of board members.

•Consider and give direction on procedures to release information to public parties.

•Decide how many scholarships would be awarded each year to graduating Manteca Unified seniors.

MUST was formed six years ago as an independent non-profit after the district dropped the popular Acorn League after-school sports program due to revenue shortfalls.

Initially, King and then trustee Dale Fritchen were appointed by the board as their representatives. The MUST bylaws call for two representatives from the school district appointed by the board.

MUST not only provide after school sports programs but also scholarships, sponsoring Planet Party, Veggie Fresh at the school farm, and helping with science camp funding.

The chairperson is Roger Goatcher while Faustina Rosas is secretary. Carol Davis is the treasurer.

Other directors are Dee Ugarkovich, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer, Ryan Costa, Steve DeBrum, Mike James, Kim King, Greg Leland, Tevani Liotard, Jaime Sanchez, Bill VanRyn, and Kathy Ruble.

The board meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in Room 101 on the first floor of the Manteca Unified School District office at 2271 Louise Ave.