Lodi Unified School District chooses George Neely as new president, sets informal meeting with classified union
With their right hands raised, board members, from left, Michael Abdallah, Bonnie Cassel, Ron Heberle, Ruth Davis and George Neely stand to be sworn in by Judge Lauren Thomasson during the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
- In other action
On Tuesday, the Lodi Unified School District board also:
- After a lengthy presentation by the district’s attorney, tabled
the decision to deny a proposed charter school for the arts in
order to seek more information. Administrators had recommended
rejecting the petition for a variety of reasons outlined in a
report presented to the board Tuesday.
- Made a series of board appointments to a number of committees.
Among them, selecting trustees Bonnie Cassel, Ken Davis and Ron
Heberle to the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee.
Heberle’s wife, Susan, previously served on the board in her former
capacity as a teacher.
- Accepted the district’s annual audit report for the period
ending June 30.
- Authorized the execution of a joint-use agreement with the city
of Lodi for facilities.
- Acknowledged the naming of the Lodi High School track and field
complex after coach Don Womble.
- Approved school naming of the Walter J. Katnich Community Day
School located on site of Henderson School.
- Scheduled a meeting in closed session with legal counsel to
discuss rejecting a number of claims filed against the
— Jennifer Bonnett
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am
Outspoken district critic and new trustee George Neely was voted
by his peers president of the Lodi Unified School District board
Tuesday. He will conduct each meeting and informally act as the
“Let’s get it done,” Neely said, shortly after being seated and
echoing the audience chants regarding stalled negotiations.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am.