Report Card

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March 5, 2013
New beat as Twin Rivers Unified reporter looks exciting

My first Twin Rivers Unified board meeting was interesting.

Parents, teachers and union members were eager to share their concerns with me and drop off business cards.The place was packed with lots of interested, involved people eager to have their voices heard.

The meeting took off with a bang. Board members began with a discussion about removing Cortez Quinn as president. He had been fined by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for accepting loans and gifts from a school employee.

The issue, proposed by Rebecca Sandoval, set off a debate between the board and attorney about the length of the discussion as well as the legality of voting to remove Quinn immediately. In the end they voted to discuss Quinn's removal at a future meeting.

Then, one by one, residents spoke about their concerns about possible reductions to adult education, teacher layoffs and a district reorganization.

I'll be looking into each of these items, as well as many others.

Stay tuned.

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About Report Card

Loretta KalbLoretta Kalb started her reporting career at The Sacramento Union, moved to KOVR-13 as a television reporter, editor and producer, headed to The Associated Press in San Francisco and eventually returned to Sacramento and joined The Sacramento Bee. Throughout her career, she has covered the state Legislature, courts, local government and, now, education. She is a Chico native and an Elk Grove resident.

Diana LambertDiana Lambert began her journalism career as a proofreader at the Lodi News-Sentinel. She is now a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee covering K-12 education and California State University, Sacramento. Previously she was The Bee’s Elk Grove bureau chief. Lambert was raised in a military family and lived at bases around the globe. She attended four high schools, graduating from Tokay High in Lodi and then Sacramento State University. She lives in Elk Grove.

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