A ‘POOLED’ EFFORT – Manteca Bulletin

 A ‘POOLED’ EFFORT – Manteca Bulletin

If all goes well by the time Manteca High’s new $6.5 million swimming pool is ready to use, all district high school swim facilities could be in tip-top shape as well.

That’s because the Manteca Unified School District board earlier this month directed staff to assess the needs at existing pools at East Union, Sierra, Lathrop, and Weston Ranch high schools to determine what is needed to bring them up to operational standards.

It is part of the effort via Measure A bonds to modernize and address health and safety concerns at the district’s three dozen campuses.

The new Manteca High swimming pool when it is completed will not only meet modern-day competition standards but it will also be the most prominently located.

It is being built along the promenade walkway that leads to the entrance of the new 2,161-seat gym also under construction. It also will be adjacent to what will become the “new front” for the school with a drop-off zone and revamped parking lot.

The $42 million plus worth of work now underway funded with a combination of Measure G bond receipts and growth fees will have been completed.

That work also includes eight new classrooms just east of the Winter Gym.

The addition of the eight classrooms will provide the campus with a program capacity of 2,120 students to position to accommodate growth south of the 120 Bypass that is expected to create when the first foundations for new homes in the 1,301-lot Griffin Park project along South Main Street are…

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