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Ripon High may be site of Fourth of July fireworks
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RIPON — Last year’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Stouffer Field was such a success that City of Ripon officials are hoping for another go around.

Councilman Dean Uecker along with Fire Chief Dennis Bitters and Police Chief Ed Ormonde are scheduled to attend the Ripon Unified school board meeting Monday at the Council Chambers, 259 Wilma Ave.

During the 7 p.m. open session, they’ll again request putting on the aerial fireworks display at the Ripon High stadium this July 4, requesting waiver of the facility-use fees.

The school district could grant the waiver but bill the city for direct cost of custodial services or consider bringing in portable restrooms.

Other agenda items include:

• The board conducting a public hearing relative to the opening proposal from RUSD to the California School Employees Association No. 797 for collective bargaining.

• Stephanie Hobbs, president of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation, providing an update on status of the Stouffer Field revitalization plans.

• Trustees reviewing and discussing Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2012-13 fiscal year and its potential impact on RUSD.

• Kit Oase and Ernie Tyhurst on the subcommittee for redistricting giving an update on the process and seeking board direction for the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Commission of School District Organization meeting on Feb. 15.

• The board accepting the retirement of Jill Victorino for 26 years of service while approving the new hires.

Trustees, in addition, will review and discuss their goals for the 2012-13 school year.

For more information, call Ripon Unified at 209-599-2131 or log on to