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School Board Considers Trio Of Candidates
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Three candidates for the Riverbank Unified School District board of trustees were due to be interviewed for the available seat on the panel on Tuesday night, after The News went to press.

The interviews were originally slated on Feb. 4 but that school board meeting was adjourned due to lack of a quorum and continued until Feb. 11.

The agenda listed the board hopefuls as Connie Gilbert, Florin Sada and Ana Vigil, and each was expected to be on hand to take questions from the board – and the public – at the Tuesday night session. The board is looking to replace Steve Walker, who resigned from the post at the end of last year. Rather than going to a costly special election, the school board decided to seek applicants and now will choose from among the three that indicated their interest in serving on the panel.

Along with getting to know the candidates, board members were also slated to discuss the appointment process for filling board vacancies.

It wasn’t known if the board planned to make a decision regarding the appointment for Walker’s vacant seat on Tuesday night or if it will come at a later date. The board currently includes President Elizabeth Meza, members Suzanne Dean and Susan Taylor, whose terms all run through 2017; and trustee John Mitchell, whose term runs through 2015.