- In other action
- Tokay High School wrestling coach Rod Gaines asked that Lodi Unified School District trustees change their policy of not allowing district-owned vans to be used for overnight trips, such as a two-day wrestling tournament the Tigers took to Napa in February. Gaines said that Tokay wasn't allowed to use a district van to go to Bakersfield for the state wrestling tournament in early March, but Chase Chevrolet donated the use of two vans. Trustees supported Gaines in his concerns and will explore changing its policy.
- The Lodi Unified School District board restored salaries of district employees to reflect the board's previous decision to increase the work year from 175 days to 180. The district reduced work days to 175 as a budget-cutting measure in 2010. The restored salary schedule is effective only for the 2013-14 school year. Details of the salary schedules can be found online at esbagenda.lodiusd.net.
- The board briefly discussed the possibility of changing trustee areas now that new demographic figures are available. The San Joaquin County Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at a date to be announced, followed by Lodi Unified's own public hearing at a later date.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am
Former Lodi High School Principal Bill Atterberry has been named principal of Bear Creek High School in North Stockton.
The Lodi Unified School District board of trustees made the appointment at Tuesday night's board meeting.
Atterberry left Lodi High in September 2009 to become the district's assistant superintendent of secondary education. Most recently, he was career education principal at Lincoln Technical Academy.
Atterberry was appointed interim principal of Lodi High in mid-2001, and was hired for the position a short time later. Previously, he served as assistant principal and English teacher at Lodi High for five years, and in the business industry for 20 years as a manager and salesman for architectural and engineering equipment.
In addition, Sera Baysinger was promoted from assistant principal at Bear Creek to vice principal at Tuesday's meeting.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am.