By John Glidden
A level of shock and stillness was felt in the meeting hall Wednesday night after the Vallejo school board failed to place two companion general obligation bond measures on the November ballot.
Vallejo City Unified School District staff had recommended placing two $139 million bonds on the fall ballot to repair school facilities in the district. One measure was reserved for middle and high schools facilities, while the second was intended to assist the district’s elementary schools.
Per state law, 66 percent of the board, or four out of the five trustees needed to vote “yes” to place one or both measures on the fall ballot.
Board President Tony Ubalde, along with Trustees Hazel Wilson, and Ward “Ace” Stewart voted “yes” for both bond measures, while Board Vice President Ruscal Cayangyang, and Trustee Burky Worel voted “no” each time.