By Richard Bammer
The Vacaville Teachers Association and two major regional unions have endorsed the re-naming of Sierra Vista School after the Ernest Kimme, a former teacher, civic leader and Reporter columnist who died Aug. 12 after a battle with cancer.
Moira McSweeney, president of the 655-member teachers union, made the announcement in a press release sent to The Reporter on Sunday. In it, she noted that the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and the Redwood Service Center Council, with a combined representation of more than 50,000 workers, also supported the local educators.
The considerable endorsement comes before Vacaville Unified leaders are expected to vote favorably Thursday to form a Citizens Advisory Committee, to ask a group of people to clarify board policies about the naming and re-naming of district facilities.