As reported today, Lincoln Unified will begin the process at tonight’s meeting of possibly establishing trustee areas. One correction though: I incorrectly reported that all five current board members live in Brookside and Lincoln Village West. In fact, Don Ruhstaller lives in Lincoln Village.
If you’re interested in seeing what the trustee areas might look like if they eventually are established (which will not happen for at least a couple of months, if at all), check back later tonight when Superintendent Tom Uslan publicly releases the proposed map.
Right now, Lincoln Unified’s board is in closed session, where one matter they are scheduled to address is the future of second-year Lincoln High band director Jeff Nelson. Several parents and band members turned out to support Nelson before closed session. Band booster chief Susan Stewart read a letter she wrote on Nelson’s behalf to Uslan and the board.
“We are extremely shocked and saddened at the thought of losing this wonderful band director,” Stewart wrote, in part. “Mr. Nelson has received a number of compliments from his colleagues. He has made the majority of parents proud to have their children enrolled.” Stewart presented a petition asking the board to retain Nelson. She said the vast majority of band members signed it, along with many parents.
As with all personnel matters, district officials say they cannot comment because of employee confidentiality rules. It will be interesting to see if any community members who oppose Nelson will turn out to voice their concerns.