By John Glidden
The Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education will hold its first public interaction with the superintendent search firm it hired last month.
A divided board in May approved the hiring of Leadership Associates to assist the district in selecting a new district CEO after a majority of the trustees voted in March to fire long-time superintendent Ramona Bishop.
During the special Wednesday meeting, trustees will meet with the firm to discuss an overview of the search process, finalize a time line, talk about the desired qualities and characteristics of a superintendent, and identify groups and individuals for community and district staff input.
In recent months, the board has been split 3-2 on numerous issues, including firing Bishop in mid-March. Trustees Tony Ubalde and Burky Worel opposed the firing, while trustees Bob Lawson, Marianne Kearney-Brown, and Ruscal Cayangyang approved.