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Draa

In Memory of former Banta Elementary School District Superintendent, William Draa, who passed away Sunday, October 4 at the age of 75.  Mr.  Draa was Banta’s Superintendent from July 1997 to June 2012.  He will be missed.




Banta Elementary School District 2020-2021 Reopening

Banta Elementary School District would like to recognize County Public Health Officer,
Maggie Park, MD, for her courageous leadership and support during the COVID-19 crisis.  We are all working together to keep the Banta Community healthy and informed.

As we plan for next school year, we are preparing to continue to offer the best education for children that meets each individual child needs.  At this time, Banta will be in a Distance Learning Model for the beginning of the school year starting Tuesday, August 11th. 
07-13-2020 SJCOE COVID-19 School Reopening Press Release.pdf
07-15-2020 BESD 20-21 COVID-19 School Reopening Letter .pdf
09-18-2020 Banta Elementary School Reopening Distance Learning Plan.pdf

Please call if you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.
District Office: 209-229-4651
Banta Elementary: 209-229-4650
You can also email with any questions or concerns:

bantacommunitysupport@bantasd.org 
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Welcome to the Banta Elementary School District, where we are proud of our long history in education. The district is one of the oldest districts in the county, having been founded to serve area students in the late 1800’s. Through the years Banta has remained a small K-8 school district focused on meeting the needs of its diverse student population. Today, Banta is a two school district, with Banta Elementary School located just east of Tracy and NextGeneration STEAM Academy, located in Lathrop.  

 

Banta Elementary School is located in a rural/industrial area that is just a few miles outside of the Tracy city limits. NextGeneration STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Academy is a dependent charter school of the district. This school is located in the River Islands development within the Lathrop city limits adjacent to the Mossdale Y and the San Joaquin River. The BESD district office is currently located adjacent to the Banta Elementary School site.

Both campuses are well maintained with many modern amenities. The campuses have full wireless capability with high bandwidth speeds, and all students have access to modern technology, and devices. In addition computer labs are also available for student use at both school sites. Each campus is equipped with modern science labs, ample grounds and parking, a multipurpose room to accommodate lunch and indoor sports and a stage with a large screen projection system.  Both schools have outstanding teaching and classified staffs, updated content aligned curriculum, strong school cultures and dynamic administrative leadership.

As our district evolves we continue to adapt in order to best prepare our students for the future. We are a growing district with the recent opening of a large housing development within our attendance area and the continued interest in Banta Elementary as a school of choice for families.  We are proud of our history and what we have accomplished as a district. At the same time we look forward with excitement to continuing to provide an outstanding and relevant education for our students.

Latest News

COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19 Updates Link
For additional information and resources, please visit:
San Joaquin County Family Resources 

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

SJC Behavioral Health Services Warm Line for Youth

California Department of Public Health

Child Care During COVID-19 Resources

California Child Care Resources
U.S.Census 2020
The U.S. Census 2020 Survey opens April 1, 2020. Banta Elementary School District needs your help in completing the survey.  California receives over $7 billion in vital federal aid for programs that support schools.   The Census count determines  the distribution of these funds. The link above provides additional important information regarding the survey and importance of every family in California taking the survey.

2020-2021 Banta Elementary Ag Science Information Video


 
Banta Elementary School District Job Search link:

  • STEAM Academy