By Danette Mitchell:
On Tuesday night at Will C. Wood High School, incumbents Michele “Shelley” Dally, David McCallum, Whit Whitman and Chris Flask and challengers Jeremy Jeffreys, Deloris Roach, Judith Ruggiero, Tracee Stacy and Shawn Windham — all with aspirations of being elected in November to fill four trustee seats on the Vacaville Unified School District Board — gathered at a candidates forum to answer questions about key issues that will affect administrators, teachers and students in our public schools.
At the forum, sponsored by the Vacaville Teachers Association, candidates gave their qualifications and outlined goals they would like to see accomplished. They were passionate about their feelings regarding Common Core and addressed how best they believe the board can effectively invest in students and staff.
During the customary question-and-answer format, candidates discussed the proposed new stadium at Will C. Wood, the exorbitant health care premiums teachers must pay and the lack of various Spanish-speaking materials for Spanish-speaking parents.