By John Glidden
For the second time in 11 months, the Vallejo school board rejected a plan to eliminate a buyer position within the Vallejo City Unified School District.
During a special March 9 meeting, the board decided to retain a second Buyer II position, even though it has been vacant since January.
The position creates purchase orders, schedules vendor shipments and maintains records for the district.
A badly divided board, in a 3-2 vote, rejected a similar request from district staff, last May.
At that time, both Buyer II positions were filled, district staff sought permission to issue a layoff notice to one of the employees.
However, at the end of 2015, one of the incumbents retired, creating a vacancy, which the district has not filled.