By Richard Bammer
Vacaville Unified trustee and Vanden High teacher Jerry Eaton has been elected to the California Teachers Association board of directors, a three-year post that he begins in late June.
After campaigning at the association’s State Council meeting last weekend in downtown Los Angeles, he faced three other challengers, then survived a runoff election Sunday afternoon, when he was declared the winner.
A Spanish and French language instructor, the 61-year-old Vacaville resident is expected to be released from his teaching duties in Travis Unified by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The state teachers association will compensate the district for Eaton’s salary, a standard practice in such cases, when a certificated employee takes a leave of absence from the classroom to fulfill union activities.