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Travis school superintendent joins commission for military children

FAIRFIELD — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appointed Travis School District Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak as the state’s representative on an interstate commission. Effective immediately, Wren Gavlak will serve as California’s State Commissioner to the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The new position is in addition to her duties as […]

Vanden district eyes new high school library

FAIRFIELD — A request to go out to bid for a new library at Vanden High School will be before trustees for the Travis School District when they meet next week. “It’s kind of the crown jewel of Vanden,” Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak said of the planned library. She spoke Tuesday at a budget workshop […]

Travis district board to review superintendent

FAIRFIELD — The Travis School District Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday for a special meeting in closed session. The board meets at 6 p.m. for the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak. That is the only item scheduled for the discussion. The meeting will take place at District Office at 2751 […]

8 more days cut from Travis school year

FAIRFIELD — Travis School District students will go to class eight fewer days next school year under an agreement approved Tuesday by the governing board. The agreement with the teacher union saves $656,130, reduces teacher pay by 4 percent and helps eat away at the district’s estimated $1.4 million deficit for next year. Teacher union […]

Longtime Travis educator dies unexpectedly

FAIRFIELD — A longtime Travis School District administrator, Tom Newsom, has died, the district announced Monday. Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak said the district was informed of Newsom’s death Sunday. The circumstances of his death were not available. Wren Gavlak said it was unexpected. “He was a fantastic individual,” she said. A district press release said […]

Vanden seniors reach another milestone

FAIRFIELD — Savelle Jefferson lists graduating middle school, getting a driver’s license and turning 18 so you “could finally go to the club” as milestones of adolescence.

On Friday, he came across another at George A. Gammon Field at Vanden High School.

“That moment is graduation, where we make the transition from childhood to adulthood,” said Jefferson, the senior …

Expert: Travis district may have violated law on Liles’ ‘contract’

FAIRFIELD — An expert on the state’s open meetings act said it appears Travis school leaders may have violated the law by “misrepresenting” an item on Tuesday’s agenda, an opinion the school board president rejects. At issue is the description of an item pertaining to ousted Vanden High principal Stephen Liles. The agenda described the action […]

Travis School Board votes Tuesday on new contract with Liles

FAIRFIELD — The Travis School Board on Tuesday will vote on a new contract with Stephen Liles, who was removed as principal of Vanden High School last week. The contract is for Liles’ new position at the district office: special projects coordinator. The position is new and was created for Liles. He started his new job […]

Vacaville educator among state’s top teachers

VACAVILLE — A kindergarten teacher at Foxboro Elementary School learned Friday that she is a Teacher of the Year for California. Shari Herout, a longtime Foxboro teacher, is one of five selected by the state Office of Education. “She’s wonderful,” said Travis School District Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak on Friday. “She is one of the […]

Liles out as principal of Vanden High

FAIRFIELD — Stephen Liles is out as principal of Vanden High School, the district has announced. Liles, who has been on administrative leave, was reassigned to a new position as special projects coordinator. The job is at the district office adjacent to Vanden. He began his first day in his new job Tuesday. “I’m happy […]

Vanden High schedules meeting on principal issue

FAIRFIELD — Vanden High School employees are being asked for input on what qualities they would like to see in a school principal, according to teachers. A meeting has been called Tuesday for certain employees, according to an email sent to the Daily Republic and confirmed by teachers. The meeting appears to be an initial step […]

Vanden principal once sued for sexual harassment; case settled

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High School principal placed on administrative leave was once sued for sexual harassment by his vice principal in another district, court papers show. Brian Spears, a vice principal of Rio Linda High School, filed the suit against Stephen Liles in Sacramento County Superior Court in April 2008. It alleges that Liles, […]

District names interim Vanden principal

FAIRFIELD — An interim principal for Vanden High School was named Tuesday night amid questions from parents about what happened to the current one, who is on administrative leave. “I want them to put a fire under whoever is doing the investigation,” said Vanden teacher and parent Jesse Loren. Adding later, “I really want closure.” […]

Vanden High principal placed on administrative leave

FAIRFIELD — The principal of Vanden High School has been placed on administrative leave and likely will not return to the job in time for the first day of school, a district official confirmed Wednesday. Travis School District Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak said Principal Stephen Liles is on leave pending an internal investigation. Wren Gavlak […]

4 Solano districts on state financial watch list

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — Four of the six K-12 school districts in Solano County are uncertain about meeting their financial obligations in the near future, according to a list released today by the California Department of Education. They are included on a long list of 110 districts in California whose finances are certified as either […]

Travis district looks to future with eye on red ink

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — Music. Physical education. Sports. Transportation. Salaries. All are likely on the table after the ballot-box collapse of Measure B, a proposed three-year parcel tax that would have generated an estimated $1.4 million in added income to the Travis School District per year. The district’s structural deficit now sits at $3 million, […]

Yes on Travis Measure B tax

It’s a modest proposition: Pay $250 a year in property taxes for the next three years to help the Travis School District maintain as many programs and classroom advantages that families living within the district have come to expect. We say it’s a worthwhile expense, and encourage voters to approve Measure B when they cast […]

Travis district pins hopes on parcel tax

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — A proposed parcel tax could charge property owners within the Travis School District an additional $250 annually and bring in an additional $1.4 million for the district. Voters will have a chance to support or shoot down Measure B at the ballot box Tuesday. The measure needs two-thirds of the vote […]

Carmody hands in resignation from Travis board

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — The Travis School District Governing Board is once again a head short. Chief Master Sgt. Edward Carmody will no longer serve on the board because he has accepted a position in Las Vegas, said Board President Ivery Hood. Carmody turned in his resignation Monday. Carmody had served on the board for […]

Schools await final word on federal jobs money

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — Preliminary calculations of the federal Education Jobs Fund show that Fairfield-Suisun School District would receive approximately $4 million to save jobs in schools. The amounts are not final but the district is grateful that the money is closer to being distributed, said Superintendent Jacki Cottingim-Dias. “The board will have a discussion […]

Military changes make access easier at school

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — With the start of this school year parents are now able to drop off and pick up their children without having to go through Travis Air Force Base security. Technically, the school isn’t part of base, but a fence incorporated the school onto the base, which the base has agreed to […]

Travis school board plans parcel tax hearing

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — A special meeting of the Travis School District has been scheduled Tuesday for the school board to consider floating a parcel tax or general obligation bond measure, or both, on the November ballot. A public hearing about the potential parcel tax will begin at 6 p.m. The tax, which would cost […]

Colleagues praise Dickerson as she bows out at Travis

FAIRFIELD — Colleagues of longtime Travis School District board member Mary Jo Dickerson today praised the on-base trustee as she prepares to leave the board. Dickerson this week announced her resignation, effective next Tuesday. She will no longer be eligible to hold the seat representing Travis Air Force Base residents as her husband is retiring […]

Travis board to consider anew parcel tax/bond survey

FAIRFIELD — Travis School Board members will again take up the question of whether to hire a research firm to see if school district residents are willing to vote for a parcel tax or general obligation bond. Travis School District leaders have been considering going to voters in the district to ask for more money […]

Travis board to consider parcel tax/bond survey

FAIRFIELD — Travis School Board members will again take up the question of whether to hire a research firm to see if school district residents are willing to vote for a parcel tax or general obligation bond. Travis School District leaders have been considering going to voters in the district to ask for more money […]

Travis district to consider cuts at meeting tonight

DAILY REPUBLIC FAIRFIELD — The Travis school board will field a proposal to cut almost eight certificated positions from its workforce at a special meeting tonight. Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak is proposing to cut the equivalent of 7.77 positions, which includes a Vanden High School assistant principal, a high school career counselor and three Golden […]

School districts weigh whether to opt into federal initiative

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — California school boards scrambled with special meetings late this week to decide if they want to participate in a federal initiative that could line school district coffers with a little bit of extra money. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed massive education reform bills Thursday, prompting the debate. At stake is federal money […]

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Solano News

Delta barriers no longer needed

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
 
Supervisors voice concern on state Delta plans

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Dental clinic coming Friday, Saturday

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 4 Comments

 
Rotarians talk about running clinic to help Haitians

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District eyes new auditor

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

 
County honors Purple Heart recipients

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Solano recognizes 1,300-strong volunteer corps

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Highway 12 night work scheduled in Delta

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Kids fishing derby in Fairfield is part of Earth Day

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A7

 
Garamendi to host open house at Fairfield office

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A7

 
County approves Icon agreements

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B9

 
Ceremony set to break ground for Suisun City Walmart

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Dutch Bros. opening with free drinks

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B9, 8 Comments

 
Mustangs and More event moved back to October

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A10

Museum readies to host Sallie Fox Day in Vacaville

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

 
Golf tournament to raise funds for children

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Rotary club to host clay shooting derby

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A11

 
Ghost Walk returns to Suisun City

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A11

Penalty decision looms in Winters homicide case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A11

 
NAMI talk on reducing mental health stigma

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US / World

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
In Internet TV case, justices show concern

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

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Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

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Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

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Jet stowaway at hospital; security issues linger

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SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

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Ukraine orders new ‘anti-terror’ operation

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In Ukraine’s east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

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Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

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‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

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FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

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Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

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IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

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Opinion

 
Editorial cartoons for April 23, 2014

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Groundwater becomes next big California fight

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Fairfield’s main problem is the mayor

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Living

Solving and resolving life’s problems

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Today in History for April 23, 2014

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Community Calendar: April 23, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
 
A healthy take on the very not healthy Scotch egg

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

How can I get my 12-year-old grandson to sleep in his own bed?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B7

 
Horoscopes for April 23, 2014

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Entertainment

DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

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Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

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Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

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Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

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TVGrid

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Sports

5 Fairfield runners finish Boston Marathon

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Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Prep swimming update: Postseason looms on horizon

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
SCC softball ends regular season with 29 straight wins

By Brian Arnold | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor

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NFL playoff game to air on ESPN for 1st time

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MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

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Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

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Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

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Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

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Rangers rally for two runs in ninth to beat A’s

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Beverly Hanson, forgotten pioneer in women’s golf

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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

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Warriors announce new plans for SF arena

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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
AP Source: N.Y. Giants’ Hill facing 3rd suspension

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Warriors’ Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare

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Spurs’ Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

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Raiders begin offseason workouts

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David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

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NBA Playoffs: Raptors even series with Nets

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Business

Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline

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AT&T had strong 1Q on wireless installment plans

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Valeant, Ackman make $45.6B Allergan bid

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Obituaries

Robert James Carty Sr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Richard P. Horn

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Dondi Martin

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Anne Irene Elizabeth Fulgoni

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Kyong Hee Maxwell

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Norma O’Regan

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Comics

For Better or Worse

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Dilbert

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Get Fuzzy

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Pickles

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Blondie

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Beetle Bailey

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Baby Blues

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Sally Forth

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Rose is Rose

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Frank and Ernest

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B.C.

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Garfield

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Zits

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Peanuts

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Wizard Of Id

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Baldo

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Bridge

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Word Sleuth

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