Message from Dr. Clark Burke, Superintendent
In Manteca Unified School District (MUSD), every student works to achieve grade level standards, feels safe and is supported to realize individual success. As we continue to navigate the worldwide health crisis, we remain steadfast in this vision and promise to center all decision making around student need.
Manteca Unified has prioritized and operated in-person learning since October 2020, none of which would be possible without the commitment from our staff, students, and families. Last year, our collective accomplishments were monumental as MUSD was one of the first few districts to pave the way to safe and meaningful in-person learning. Our staff, students, and community unified to devote immense efforts to mitigate the virus and educate the children in our community. I am very proud of our work, together in partnership with our families.
Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is continuously evolving to meet current federal, state, and local health directives. We want you to know the district is doing everything possible to prioritize student learning while continuing to implement safety mitigation measures. The surest path to students meeting grade level standards and becoming college and/or career ready begins in the classroom.
This plan takes into account several key considerations such as evidence indicating in-person instruction can occur safely with no physical distancing requirement when other mitigation strategies are fully implemented. As such, universal masking in schools, daily self-screening surveys, classroom ventilation, daily sanitizing and group contact tracing practices will support full-time and in-person instruction and minimize missed days of school on an ongoing basis as the priority.
Schools are the best and safest place for students to learn, succeed and thrive. Your Board of Education, District executive leaders, and myself continue to allocate more academic resources and layers of support for your classroom.
With commitment to our students, our community, and our future.
Dr. Clark Burke,
Manteca Unified Superintendent