By John Glidden, Vallejo Times-Herald
Posted: 02/04/16, 5:16 PM PST
Vallejo school trustee Ruscal Cayangyang will serve as board vice president for the rest of 2016.
In a 3-0 vote — with board president Tony Ubalde and recently named trustee Hazel Wilson abstaining — the board chose Cayangyang for the position during its meeting Wednesday night.
Last December, the board selected former board member Raymond Mommsen to serve as president, with Ubalde as vice president. Mommsen resigned from the school board in January. Trustee Burky Worel stated during Wednesday’s meeting that Ubalde automatically becomes president with the departure of Mommsen. He also nominated Cayangyang for vice president, which was followed by several seconds of silence from the remaining board members.
As Ubalde began to speak and declare the Worel’s nomination dead, Cayangyang seconded the motion.
“I appreciate trustee Worel for the nomination,” Cayangyang said, following his second. “And I can help Dr. Ubalde with whatever is needed to lead our district.”
Wilson then nominated Worel for vice president, with fellow trustee Ward “Ace” Stewart seconding. Worel declined the nomination.
Wilson then nominated Stewart, which he promptly declined.
Contact John Glidden at 707-553-6832.