Yerxa recognized for three terms on school board


The Colusa Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized board President Charles Yerxa last week for 12 years of service to the district’s students. 

The school board by a vote of 3-0, adopted a resolution at its regular meeting on Nov. 26 to acknowledge and honor Yerxa’s contributions to the district. 

Yerxa was first elected to the school board in the 2006 general election, capturing the highest vote among five candidates who ran for two available seats. Don Bransford, who was also elected, served only one term. 

“By word and deed, your presence has enriched the lives of our students, and served as an example to all,” incoming President Melissa Yerxa-Ortiz, who read the resolution, told Yerxa.“As a school board member, you have provided valuable services to schools and students, and contributed to the establishment and promotion of a positive instructional environment.” 

The school board, which also included trustees Kathie Whitesell and Kelli Griffith-Garcia, presented Yerxa with a framed copy of the resolution and a gift card. Trustee Michael Phenicie was absent. 

Yerxa thanked the board and presented Yerxa-Ortiz with his copy of the book “Robert’s Rules of Order,” the gold standard of meeting procedure, originally published in 1896. 

Colusa farmer Chris Mcallister, who was elected Nov. 6, will replace Yerxa on the school board in January. 

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