Manteca Unified School District, California
|Manteca Unified School District|
|San Joaquin County, California|
|Number of schools:||29|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Deborah Romero|
|Term length:||4 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Manteca Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Manteca Unified School District is a school district in California that served 23,079 students during the 2013-2014 school year. This district is the 57th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.
About the district
Manteca Unified School District is located in San Joaquin County, California. The county seat is Stockton. San Joaquin County was home to 704,379 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
San Joaquin County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 17.9 percent of San Joaquin County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Joaquin County was $53,895 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Joaquin County was 17.5 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Jason Messer is the superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District. He has served in this position since 2008. Messer has worked in all levels of education, from preschool to the university level. He has previously worked as a teacher, a dean of students, a principal, a director of elementary instruction and an assistant superintendent of educational services.
The Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic area, but members are elected at-large.
|Manteca Unified Board of Trustees|
|Member||Trustee Area||Term Ends|
|Ruth Evelyn Moore||5||2018|
School board elections
Members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees are elected by trustee areas to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. The seats from Trustee Areas 2, 4, 5 and 6 were up for election in 2014, and the seats from Trustee Areas 1, 3 and 7 will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board’s jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meeting shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.
In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:
1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board either before or during the Board’s consideration of each item of business to be discussed at regular or special meetings.
2. At a time so designated on the agenda, members of the public may bring before the Board, at a regular meeting, matters that are not listed on the agenda. In compliance with the Ralph
M. Brown Act, the Board is not permitted to take action on a non-agenda item. The Board may refer such a matter to the Superintendent or designee or take it under advisement, but shall not take action at that time except as allowed by law. If appropriate the Board may direct the Superintendent to schedule an item for a future board agenda for action or discussion.
3. Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to
statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities.
Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.
4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard it, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak.
5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and
shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.
Individual speakers shall be allowed five minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be
heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.
6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.
The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts or omissions. In addition, the Board may not prohibit public criticism of district employees.
—Manteca Unified School District website, (2014)
The table below displays the budget for Manteca Unified School District:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Manteca Unified School District employed 940 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year. Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Manteca Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||46,534||50,851|
|B.A. + 30||46,534||60,949|
|B.A. + 45||46,534||66,809|
|B.A. + 60||47,894||73,061|
|B.A. + 75||48,435||82,836|
Schools in Manteca Unified School District
Manteca Unified School District served 23,079 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 1.0 percent from 2009 to 2013.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
|Manteca Unified School District|
|Joseph Widmer, Jr.|
California STAR program
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||37||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Manteca Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Manteca Unified School District
- Manteca Educators' Association
- Manteca, California
- San Joaquin County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 3, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "San Joaquin County, California," accessed July 24, 2014
- San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results," accessed July 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Superintendent," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Board," accessed December 3, 2014
- San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate's Guide: School Districts Governing Board Members Election November 4, 2014," accessed July 25, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Manteca Unified School District, "Bylaw NO. 9325 (a)," accessed December 3, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "Manteca Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule (186 Days), Effective July 1, 2013," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: K-8 (A-L)," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: K-8 (M-Z)," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: Traditional High School," accessed December 3, 2014
- Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: Alternative Education," accessed December 3, 2014
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