Last week, I posted on the applicant interviews with the Whitewater Unified School Board for a vacancy (following the resignation of board member Jean Linos). See School Board, 9.16.19: Applicant Interviews and Reporting. Seeing that the agenda for the meeting lacked key information, and a local newspaper’s reporting (Gazette; Beleckis) was deficient, I submitted a public records request to the district (for video of the meeting and the applicants’ letters of interest).
The district has promptly fulfilled my request: the video of the meeting is online and also embedded at this website; the letters of interest appear below. (The district – properly under law – submitted unedited letters of interest. I’ve chosen to redact contact information simply because it’s not relevant to the applicants’ substantive views which were the basis of their candidacies.)
There were four applicants (Andrew Crone, Maryann Zimmerman, Miguel Aranda, Nick Baldwin) and the board appointed Aranda for the remaining term to run to April 2020.
These are thoughtful letters of interest: they speak well of the applicants and of our community.