The Ripon Unified school board recognized two employees with a collective 31 years of service.
Honored with the golden school bell award were Special Education teacher Karin Gay and Loret Betoshana, who has worked in the afterschool program at Ripona Elementary School, at the Aug. 5 meeting.
Both will soon be retiring from the district.
Betoshana had been with RUSD for 18 years, coming aboard on Aug. 2001, according to Chief Operations Officer Frank Jerome.
Gay is a certified teacher with the district for 10 of her 13 years. Prior to that, she was an instructional aide and substitute teacher.
Trustees, at their Aug. 16 special session, announced the hirings of Carolina Torres-Barajas (Bilingual Instructional aide, Ripona), Gina Hernandez (Bilingual Instructional aide / Family Liaison, Colony Oak), Kristina Ramos (Instructional Aide, Ripon Elementary), Ashley Berry (Instructional Aide, Ripon Elementary), Kaitlyn DaDalt (PE Instructional Aide, Ripon Elementary), Denise D’Angelo (Instructional Aide substitute, district office), Amanda Camacho (Yard Duty / Crossing Guard, Park View / Ripon Elementary), Courtney Bernard (Yard Duty, Park View), and Serrena Orozco (Ripon Rap, Ripon Elementary).
Jordan Dahlin (PE Instructional Aide) was granted a position change, going from Ripona to Colony Oak.