By Bill Hicks
When hockey teams play with four players rather than the usual five, broadcasters often say they are playing a man down. The Travis School District governing board knows exactly how those hockey teams feel.
The board has consisted of four elected members, not including student board member Sonja Thrasher, since May 21, 2014. Dawn Kirby moved out of state and vacated the Area 1 seat at that time. The position has been vacant ever since.
Rodriguez High School teacher Jamilah Whiteside was appointed to the seat during a special board meeting Feb. 17 and will be officially sworn in during the board’s March 10 meeting. Like the hockey teams, the remaining board members are pleased to be back at full strength.