By John Glidden
It wouldn’t be a stretch if the Vallejo school district board decided Wednesday night to name the new proposed section of its board vacancy policy the Richard Porter Act.
After last November’s Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education election, Porter found himself in second place, and elected to the board.
Porter — who teaches math and science in the district — decided to keep his teaching position and refused to be seated to the board. Due to state law, Porter couldn’t serve on the board and teach in the district at the same time.
Meanwhile, the district board found itself in a unique position on how to fill Porter’s seat, as established board policy only allowed the trustees to make a provisional appointment or call for a special election to fill the vacancy.