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Ripon council OKs use of chambers by school boardRipon council OKs use of chambers by school board
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RIPON – Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District have enjoyed the accommodations at Ripon City Hall.

So much so that they requested permission from the Ripon City Council to continue using the Council Chambers to conduct their monthly school board meetings and the conference room for closed session matters.

Last Tuesday, the Council members voted 5-0 in favor of the request for at least another year.

“It’s similar to the (agreement) of before,” said Ripon Unified board vice president Kit Oase. “Our meetings are usually the second Monday of the month.

“There’s no conflict with the City Council meetings.”

Council also gave the OK on the board’s no-charge request for use of the Chambers.

In a letter to the Council, the school board members expressed their “sincere appreciation” for allowing use of the city facility.

For years, RUSD meetings were held in the Ripon High Multi-Purpose Room. The City Council extended an invitation to the school board for use of the Council Chambers on a trial basis last spring.

During the summer months, RUSD officials enjoyed use of the state-of-the-art facility – “I can see the staff smile, the microphones here work, and chairs are comfortable,” board President Mike Fisher said at the time – that they requested and were granted an extension through the end of the year.