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Options Laid Out For Moraga School Opening

It will be a choice between provisional appointment or special election to fill board vacancy for Moraga School District after Dexter Louie abruptly resigned.

It will be a choice between a provisional appointment or a special election to fill a vacancy on the Moraga School District Governing Board.

A day after the Nov. 6 election in which he was re-elected, Dexter Louie announced his resignation immediately without giving a reason.

At Tuesday night's governing board meeting, Superintendent Bruce Burns said state education code gave the board a choice between the provisional appointment or a special election. The board had no discussion of the merits of those options Tuesday, leaving that for a future meeting.

Three members of the public told the board Tuesday it would be a good idea to appoint Parker Colvin, the third-place vote-getter on Nov. 6, when three people ran for two seats on the Moraga School District Governing Board. Shari Simon tallied the most votes with 4,032; Dexter Louie was re-elected with 3,340; and Parker Colvin had 2,601 votes.

Kitty November 15, 2012 at 06:24 AM
I agree that it makes the most sense to appoint Parker Colvin. What's the point of paying for another election when one just occurred?
Andrew November 15, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Given the on-going developments in the MSD, I would suggest having another election (as I am sure there are people who are pretty passionate about issues facing the MSD) and have Dexter Louie pick up the tab. As he was the cause of this latest controversy, I think only fair that he be responsible for his decision to resign.

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