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Banta Elementary School District School Closure

Monday March 16th through Friday April 17th.
School will resume Monday, April 20th

The district office will be staffed Monday - Thursday beginning Monday, March 23, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We ask that you do not come to the district office or school sites during this difficult time.  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:


Meals Provided to Students During School Closure

BESD's Food & Nutrition Program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up meals for the children in their family at our two school sites.  Children must be present in order to provide meals, per USDA guidelines. 
Starting March 30th pick up day for Grab N' Go Meals will change.  Pick ups will be Monday & Thursday only, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, in the parking lot in front of the office at Banta Elementary and at STEAM Academy in the large pickup driveway on Commercial St..  Please stay in your cars and meals will be brought to you.
Monday:  Pick up 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches for each child.  
Thursday: Pick up 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches for each child.

For additional information, pick up location addresses, order in advance information:

Grab N' Go Meal Information

March 30 - April 3 Banta Elementary Curbside Meal Menu

March 30 - April 3 STEAM Academy Curbside Meal Menu

We will not be serving meals during spring break April 10th to the 17th.

See COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates below under Latest News

A Message from Superintendent Dan Moore

Thank you for visiting Banta Elementary School District

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 Coronavirus 
All important BESD COVID-19 communications and updates are posted and can be accessed by clicking on the below link.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
For additional information, please visit: San Joaquin County Public Health ServicesCalifornia Department of Public Health
All districts in San Joaquin County have agreed to close its schools for three weeks, effective Monday,  March 16th through Monday April 6th.  Banta Elementary School and STEAM Academy Spring Breaks are scheduled for April 10th through the 17th so students  will return to school on Monday, April 20th.

03-25-2020 SJCOE Press Release Recommendation to Extend School Closure through April 17

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For more information:  Comcast Free Internet

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.


*New Banta Elementary School District Board Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes can now be viewed by clicking on the below link:
Banta Elementary School District Board Agenda​​

Click on below EDJOIN link for available Banta Elementary School District positions:

Education job search link:


  • STEAM Academy