- In other action
On Tuesday, Lodi Unified School District trustees also:
- Voted to recommend to the San Joaquin County Board of Education that the seven trustee areas in Lodi Unified be tweaked to reflect the 2010 Census. The board also voted to limit voters to electing only candidates for the board seats in the area in which they live. The recommendation was made because school districts have been sued or threatened with lawsuits because board members didn’t reflect the district’s diversity. Board member Joe Nava said he’s never heard a single complaint from any Lodi Unified resident that they weren’t being represented properly. Lodi Unified Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer said the school district may not end up having to take the action to change the voting format, but it’s a way to potentially avoid a costly lawsuit. There was no public comment on the issue. The county Board of Education will conduct a public hearing on a date to be announced.
- Heard complaints from several teachers at Lodi and Tokay high schools about the district transferring administrators to other high schools in lateral moves. Lodi High School teachers were upset about Vice Principal Erin Lenzi and Assistant Principal Joe Williams being transferred from Lodi High School to Tokay. A Tokay teacher was upset over losing Vice Principal Martha Dent to McNair High. Tammi Boschee, a long-time Lodi High School teacher, presented the board with petitions from the school’s staff and students. “You’re taking an effective administrative team and destroying it,” Boschee said. “I ask you to reconsider it.”
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 am
After strong debate Tuesday night, Lodi Unified School District trustees voted to exempt high school student-athletes from a second year of physical education to give them the option of taking an additional academic class instead.
The board voted 6-0, with trustee Joe Nava abstaining, to allow students to have a second year of physical education waived if they meet the three requirements:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 am.