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Ripon Unified recognizing employees retiring soon
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The Ripon Unified school board on Monday will be honoring those employees who will soon be retiring.

Cheryl Ramey, who is resource specialist, heads the list. She’s been with the school district for 39 years.

Ripon High Social Studies instructor Paul Calkin, who has 31 years of service, is also set to retire.

Ramey and Calkin will be joined by other longtime employees of the district – included are Rosemary Falasco (26 years), Gary Camara (25 years), Lauren Duncan (25 years), Debra Wood (24 years), Marie Gajeton (24 years), Darlene Winchell (22 years), Sheri Huff (21 years), Wes Van Vuren (20 years), Gail Dunkel (16 years), and Kevin Kirschman (nine years) – during the recognition presentation by Superintendent Ziggy Robeson.

The school board meeting (available online at channel/UCCpUWbW1dQJHIH7Jun7fh5g/live) will be held in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. beginning at 7 p.m.

In other agenda items:

  • Trustees will recognize employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
  • They’ll also honor retiring student board member Gracie Jaime for her service during the past year.
  • Principal Kathryn Diederich of Harvest High and Program Implementation will honor those students receiving the California State Seal of Biliteracy and the Pathway of Biliteracy.
  • Principal Nate Baroni and Director of Curriculum and Categorical Programs Kathy Coleman are scheduled to provide an update of the Dual Immersion program at Ripona Elementary School.