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Ripon Unified reappoints bond oversight members
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With renovation of the Colony Oak School planned for the summer, the Ripon Unified school board recently reappointed members to the Measure G Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Trustees gave the OK to Don Gatti to continue serving as the Community Member at Large and retired educator Richard “Dick” Durham as the Senior Citizen representative of the group.
They also approved Roger Valdez as the Parent of RUSD Student and Lori Adams as the Business Community Member.
Measure G received voter-approval in November 2012, paving the way for about $25.2 million in general obligation bonds.
This made possible the recent remodeling of Weston Elementary School. The re-done campus now features a brand new Multi-Purpose Building.
Colony Oak is still in the planning stages.
WLC Architects have been working with the Colony Oak Design Committee on transforming the school into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic campus.
 The STEM education labs promise to be center piece of the plans.
The bond program was established to help public schools replace outdated portable facilities with new permanent classrooms along with construction of libraries and science labs while improving student safety and providing the local match for state grants.
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