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Calexico School Board fills vacant seat

(The Calexico Unified School District Board of Trustees is now complete)….It took a lot of Discussion and several votes Thursday before a new Trustees was named.

It took the threat of a costly special election to convince the 4 Board members to choose a new member. The final vote was 3-1 in favor of Erik Ortega. Ciro Calderon cast the no vote. Board President conducted the swearing in of Ortega. He is officially seated, but a ceremonial swearing in with a judge will be conducted Tuesday. An official reception will be held then, as well. Ortega fills the vacancy left by Joong Kim. Kim left his elected seat on the School Board after the state ruled he could not serve on the School Board and City Council at the same time.