By John Glidden
The Vallejo school board is set receive an update on Wednesday regarding the feasibility of Vallejo voters supporting a new district bond.
The board in July couldn’t agree on authorizing district staff to negotiate a contract with a firm for polling services. The $25,000 to $60,000 price tag for the services would have been paid from the facilities general fund budget.
In the same July meeting, Vallejo school board trustee Burky Worel claimed that when the board voted 2-1 in February — with two members absent from the meeting — to approve advertising for polling services, it violated board policy.
Thus, the board — divided 2-2, with trustee Raymond Mommsen absent — failed to approve a contract with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates to provide polling services.