By John Glidden
A familiar 3-2 split of the Vallejo school board once again surfaced as trustees interviewed superintendent search firms during a special meeting Tuesday night.
After receiving presentations from four firms, a 20-minute board discussion culminated into accusations of one trustee “yelling” and that board member accusing three other trustees of collusion.
The trouble began after Vallejo City Unified School District Board President Ruscal Cayangyang recommended the trustees take action at the next school board meeting.
In response, Trustee Tony Ubalde objected, stating the special meeting agenda clearly stated the board would take action Tuesday. This prompted Trustee Bob Lawson to give an amplified “bingo” from the dais.
Later in the discussion, Trustee Marianne Kearney-Brown expressed support for Cayangyang’s recommendation, stating she would like to “fact check” the firms.