The rural school northeast of Tracy has 325 students — its largest enrollment in history — as the district continues to grow. Banta’s kindergarten classes alone have more than 50 children this year.
Banta joined the Tracy Unified School District and Jefferson School District, which headed back to class Monday. Students at New Jerusalem and Delta Charter schools have an extra week before they head back to class, as construction on campus pushed their start time back one week.
Kids at the Tracy Learning Center have been in class since Aug. 1.