Stockton Unified is accepting applications for the board seat that became vacant following the recent passing of Sara Cazares. The district released the application a few moments ago. The deadline to apply is May 20. Applicants will be interviewed at a public meeting May 23 — two weeks from today — and a board vote on the replacement is expected the same day.
Whoever is chosen will complete Cazares’ term, which expires in December 2014. The replacement could run for a full term in the November 2014 election. Cazares served Area 6 and her replacement also must reside in that area. Here’s a map.
At the Lincoln Unified meeting tonight at Mable Barron, teachers are out in force. The Lincoln Unified Teachers Association is involved in bargaining with the district and the union’s president, Janet Olmstead, said they are “frustrated.”
She said teachers have not had a raise in years (since the state fell into economic disaster) and they want to make up for lost time and wages (due to furloughs and rising health costs). LUTA is asking for a 6-percent raise.
A public hearing on the matter is scheduled for tonight’s meeting.
Superintendent Tom Uslan said today it is still “early” in the process.
In late February, Lincoln Unified first went public with a proposal to establish trustee areas in the school district. Wednesday night at Mable Barron Elementary, the board is expected to vote on the matter.
View details of the agenda item here. Here’s the resolution that will be before the board. Here’s a map of Lincoln’s proposed trustee areas.
Weber senior Gissella Maltos is one of nine national finalists in the annual Lucerne Dairy “Art of the Dairy” contest. She also is California’s lone finalist. If you would like to champion Gissella’s cause, you can vote online — early and often — for her design here. Voting ends May 17. The winning school gets $20,000.
By the way, this isn’t Weber’s first time at the rodeo. Five years ago, Weber student Cynthia Mora was a national finalist in the same contest.