According to Tracy Unified spokeswoman Jessica Cardoza, the change agreed upon by the school district board Tuesday, Aug. 14, is a formality in response to the July 1 unification of Lammersville Elementary School District in Mountain House and the rural area northwest of Tracy.
Before Lammersville’s unification, TUSD was responsible for teaching Mountain House’s high school-age students, who were considered to be within the Alameda County boundaries even though the town of Mountain House is completely within San Joaquin County lines.
The word “joint” was used because the Tracy district contained territory in a second county — in this case, Alameda.
Now that Lammersville Unified School District is incorporated and in the process of building its own high school, Cardoza said, its students are no longer deemed Tracy Unified students.
Cardoza said letters would be sent to the county office of education and the state department of education to notify them of the change.
Although Tracy Unified has changed its name, the district will still be responsible for the education of Mountain House’s ninth-to-12th grade students until construction is completed next year on the first phase of Mountain House High School.