Two Walnut Creek School District board members have decided not to run for reelection.
In an end-of-the-school-year note, Superintendent Patty Wool thanked the entire school board for the service and said that longtime trustee and current board Clerk Angela Borchardt and board President Jon-Michael Johnson will leave the board once their terms expire in December.
Borchardt has been on the school board since 2003 and this was Johnson's first term, elected back in 2010.
With the loss of both incumbents, the school board race is wide open. Those interested in seeking a seat have until Aug. 15 to file with the county. Longtime trustee Barbara Pennington is also up for reelection this November.
To meet the education needs of Latinos in California, John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill has launched an initiative, taking the first steps with $100,000 in scholarships for the coming academic year.
"It is clear that the future of California's workforce and, in turn, its economy will be largely affected by the education levels of our Latino population," said Dr. Mac Powell, university president. "As we celebrate 50 years ... we are launching this Latino Education Initiative to help do our part to increase education attainment for California's Latino population."
Some $30,000 has been committed to diversity scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Awards of $5,000 are available for Latino students focused on completing their bachelor's degree or starting a graduate degree program this fall. Application information is available at www.jfku.edu.
The Mt. Diablo School District is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for at-risk students.
The afterschool supper program is free to all children enrolled at Oak Grove Middle School, 2050 Minert Road, Concord.
For more information, contact Suzanne Bernhard at 925-682-8000, ext. 4127.
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