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Ripon Unified may meet in city council chambers
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RIPON – Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District could soon have a new place to conduct their meetings.

On Monday, the board will consider using the Council Chambers at Ripon City Hall perhaps as early as this summer on a three-month trial basis.

District representatives have already met with Mayor Elden “Red” Nutt and City Administrator Leon Compton about using the city venue.

“I know we’ve made an offer four years ago (to RUSD) to use our facility,” Councilman Chuck Winn said at last week’s Ripon City Council meeting.

This time, the school board appears set on the change. The Council Chamber, for starters, already has the technology in place for trustees to gain access to the online RUSD agenda via their own computers.

The summer trial basis – specifically, the June, July and August meetings – would also allow for school officials to “work out any bugs” before students and school staff return to the classroom.

In addition, both agencies believe that sharing the same facility could be a positive step towards expanding their relationship.

RUSD noted that the change of venue would also offer a closed session conference room for its elected officials.

The school board sessions are currently conducted in the Ripon High Multi-Purpose Room.

This and other topics will be discussed during 7 p.m. open session.

The agenda also includes:

The Ripon Community Athletic Foundation giving a presentation on a brick fundraiser to further benefit Stouffer Field at Ripon High. The board will look at Phase 1 of the revitalization plans.

The Ripon High Ag. Department giving a presentation.

Trustees reviewing and discussing an update from School Services of California regarding the latest on the state budget negotiations in Sacramento.

For more information, call the district office at 209-599-2131 or click on to