REDLANDS, CA - Just five short weeks after the announcement of the resignation of Board Member Ricardo Ruiz, the Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Trustees has appointed Michele Rendler to Trustee Area 2.
In open session, each of the two candidates - Kristin Washington, a 13-year resident and Michele Rendler, a 30-year resident, were interviewed by current Board Members: Patty Holohan, Jim O'Neill and Board President Cristina Puraci.
At the conclusion of the interviews, deliberation about the strengths of the two candidates amongst the board members ensued. They posed additional clarifying questions to the candidates as they saw necessary before reaching their decisions.
Ultimately, the board unanimously voted to appoint Rendler to the vacant Trustee position.
Rendler brings to the dais 30 years of diverse experience and dedication as an active and engaged parent, grandparent and community member. She has served on the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) as a member at both the secondary and elementary levels and as a president. She has served on various boards and committees; among them the Redlands Educational Partnership (REP) Foundation, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee, the Citizens Oversight Committee (COC), the Redlands Council of PTAs, Operation School Bell and many more.
RUSD Superintendent Mauricio Arellano swore her in at the Special Board Meeting.
The Redlands Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, potential parental, family and/or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district, and covers admission, participation, and accessibility to any program or activity of the district and selection, advancement, discharge and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Inquiries regarding the equal opportunity policies, equal program accessibility policies, and the filing of complaint procedures alleging discrimination including sexual harassment, may be directed to the school principal or to the District’s Discrimination/Equity/Title IX Coordinator.