By John Glidden
Almost a full year after an elected school board member refused to be seated, the Vallejo school board — during its Wednesday meeting — is set to update district policy regarding filling a vacancy on the board.
After the 2014 Vallejo City Unified School District board election, local resident Richard Porter found himself in second place, and elected to the board.
Porter decided to keep his teaching position with the district 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.