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POSTED January 14, 2013 12:06 a.m.

The seven-member Measure G citizens’ oversight committee will be announced at tonight’s Ripon Unified school board meeting.

The group’s purpose, in accordance with state Education Code, would be to routinely inform the public on concerns of expenditures from the $25 million bond measure.

In November, voters approved the bond measure that would allow for the Ripon Unified School District to finish paying off the Clinton South parcel home to the Ripon High school farm and possibly the site for a future high school campus.

The bond also paves the way for the district to replace the aging portables at Weston and Colony Oak schools.

Trustees will look to appoint the following based on the recommendation of Superintendent Louise Johnson:

•Marge Imfeld, business community member.

•R.L. “Dick” Durham, senior citizen.

•Stephanie Hobbs, taxpayers’ organization.

•Chad Huskey, parent of an RUSD student and active in the Parent Faculty Club.

•Roger Valdez, parent of an RUSD student and active in the PFC.

•James D. Moore, community member at large.

•Gary Sively, community member at large.

Each candidate had to be over age 18, a resident inside district boundaries, and not an employee, contractor or vendor with the district.

 The appointments will take place at Ripon City Hall Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma St., during the 7 p.m. open session.

In other agenda items:

•The board will recognize Jack Ford, a sixth-grade student at Ripon Elementary, as one of two San Joaquin County representatives at this year’s California State Spelling Bee.

•Trustees may consider the waiver request from the Ripon Warriors for use of their facilities.

•They’ll likely opt for the Microsoft elimination of support for programs’ Windows (and Office) 2003 and Windows XP as the district looks to get computer upgrades or replacements.

•The board will also consider the request of money from Fund 35 (state reimbursement from Measure J) to be allocated to technology needs and the Stouffer Field revitalization efforts.

For more information, call the district office at 209-599-2131 or log on to www.riponusd.net.

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