By Richard Bammer
The Vacaville Teachers Association on Thursday endorsed retired Vacaville Fire Department Deputy Chief John Jansen to fill a vacancy on the Vacaville Unified governing board.
In a press release, Moira McSweeney, president of the 680-member Vacaville Teachers Association, said: “We are happy to endorse Mr. Jansen for the open seat. We feel he brings a great combination of skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the position of VUSD trustee and we will be actively running a campaign to support him during the appointment process.”
A 30-year resident of Vacaville, Jansen is an instructor at Solano Community College and served on the Measure V Oversight Committee and the $194 million Measure A campaign to upgrade the district’s many aging campuses and to increase student access to technology districtwide. He has also donated hundreds of volunteer hours in various classrooms, on school site councils, school functions, and community outreach projects over the years, noted McSweeney, adding that nine of the 11 trustee applicants were interviewed Monday.