By Richard Bammer
Spending more than 20 minutes in a back-and-forth airing of options, Vacaville Unified leaders finally settled on a format to appoint a new trustee at their Oct. 15 governing board meeting.
On a 5-0 vote, with trustee Sherie Mahlberg absent, board members decided that each of 11 applicants will be granted five minutes to make a personal statement, and be allowed some additional time to answer at least one question from one of the six trustees.
Their decision, made at Thursday’s regular meeting in the Educational Services Center, comes in the wake of the Sept. 3 resignation of Jeremy Jeffreys. The longtime Solano County educator moved to Colfax, in Placer County, on Sept. 4, after taking a teaching job at Rocklin High. Trustees in September also decided to move ahead with a provisional appointment rather than hold a special election, which would cost the district an estimated $600,000.