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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 […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Air Force base, city, school district prepare for Peabody Road closure

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield, Travis School District and Travis Air Force Base officials have geared up for the 14-month-long closure of Peabody Road that starts June 12 with detour routes, an expanded school busing program and open-for-business signage for affected businesses.

Peabody Road between Vanden Road and Huntington Drive is being closed for approximately 14 months during the construction…

Travis trustees seek to fill Area 1 vacancy

FAIRFIELD — The Travis School District governing board is seeking to fill a long-vacant seat serving Area 1, which encompasses Travis Air Force Base. No one filed for a potential special election, which would have taken place in March. As a result, and in accordance with state law, current trustees may now appoint someone to the position. […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Work begins on ‘crown jewel for Vanden’

FAIRFIELD — A 40-station computer lab, outdoor reading patio – and more than 400 rammed, in-ground aggregate piers to stabilize the soil will be part of the new library at Vanden High School. Sandi Reese, school principal, said “media center” is a more complete description of the building, but that the traditional bound book still […]

August 04, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Custodian settles suit against Travis School District

FAIRFIELD — The lawsuit filed by a former Travis School District custodian who said she had a broken vacuum cleaner, seven minutes to clean each classroom and the message that she was “just not moving fast enough” has been settled, her attorney said Thursday. “We’re waiting for the check,” attorney Carl Schetter said. “It was […]

July 25, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

District seeks candidates for Travis school board post

FAIRFIELD — People interested in filling the Travis school board seat left vacant by the resignation of Trustee Dawn Kirby can obtain applications at the district office or download them from the school district website. Candidates must be at least 18, a registered California voter and live on Travis Air Force Base. The district office […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Travis board OKs contract extensions for school officials

FAIRFIELD — One-year contract extensions for Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak and Assistant Superintendent Jim Bryan won approval by Travis School District trustees. The action extends Gavlak’s contract to June 2017 and Bryan’s contract to June 2016. Trustees approved the contract extensions at their meeting Tuesday. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Travis district teachers, classified staff plan protest

FAIRFIELD — Members of the teachers union and classified employees association, challenging the 5.1 percent raise they say trustees granted Travis School District management, will rally Tuesday in the parking lot before the school board meeting. Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. for a closed-door session to confer with labor negotiators. The Travis Unified Teachers […]

June 08, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Union reps: Management pay hike has deflated staff morale

FAIRFIELD — A vote by trustees to increase management salaries wasn’t malicious – but instead reflects a lack of awareness about the history of contract bargaining in the Travis School District, the president of the teacher union says. Jeanette Wylie, representing the Travis Unified Teachers Association, told trustees before they went into closed session Tuesday that […]

June 05, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Teachers: Pay boost for Travis School District managers is ‘Me, only’ policy

FAIRFIELD — A Travis School District board vote to boost management pay by 5.1 percent has destroyed employees trust, the president of the teacher union says. Jeanette Wylie said in a press release that the May 13 board vote departs from a long-standing “Me, too” policy of equal increases for all employee groups. A new […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Travis School District staff asked for Playworks pact

FAIRFIELD — The proposed $47, 900 contract with Playworks for recess programs came after the Travis School District contacted the Oakland-based nonprofit, school board members say. Trustee Riitta DeAnda said parents had raised concerns about bullying and the contract, pulled May 13 by the school district staff from the board of trustees agenda, intended to […]

May 24, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Cheers, jeers for the week of May 11-17, 2014

Cheers to news that Icon Aircraft is officially moving its headquarters to Vacaville. The startup aircraft company already has more than 1,000 preorders for its hottest-selling plane – a $139,000 craft that is lightweight, compact, flies at 120 mph, has a range of 300 miles and comes with two weeks of training provided by Icon. […]

May 17, 2014 | Posted in Our view | Tagged ,

Travis School District kills pact for recess consultant

FAIRFIELD — A proposed $47,900 pact with a nonprofit to consult about recess died Tuesday without discussion by Travis School District trustees after the superintendent took the proposal off the agenda, where it was part of routine items for approval. “It’s a dead issue,” Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak said as she left the school board […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

How did state find funds for Common Core, Travis Unified board presidents asks

FAIRFIELD — Only $700 is available all year for a teacher’s art classes, but the state can send $1 million to fund Common Core in the Travis School District, the president of the board of trustees said Tuesday. “I would like to know where the money all of a sudden came from when we didn’t […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

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Company making plan to excavate ruptured California pipeline

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California man to pay $6.5 million for sparking wildfire

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Study finds Santa Clara County homeless cost $520 million

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Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer’s culprit

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Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

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Vermont’s Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton’s left

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Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

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Police: US airman shoots Walmart workers, kills self

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Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

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Gunmen try to kill Libya’s recognized prime minister

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Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State from Anbar

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EU to relocate 40,000 immigrants within union

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UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

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Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

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Opinion »

Still miss Tuesday paper, but glad for other things

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Fairfield-Suisun officials need to read own policies

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Something needs to be done at Suisun City intersections

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Photo: Editorial cartoon for May 27, 2015

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Entertainment »

John Wayne Day’ in Texas honors actor’s 108th birthday

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Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

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Sports »

Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

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Bumgarner notches another win, Giants beat Brewers 6-3

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Jesse Chavez hangs with David Price, but A’s fall to Tigers

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American Sock ousts Dimitrov on ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

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Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

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Oregon adds Notre Dame transfer Hegarty to bolster OL

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All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

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American Pharoah gets 1st work in since winning Preakness

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49ers QB Kaepernick apologizes for Houston storm post

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LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

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QB Christian Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

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Marcus Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans

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Past Triple Crown winners ready to welcome a new one

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911 tapes released about NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

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This date in sports history for May 27

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Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

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Business »

IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

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Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to AIG

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Cable and pay-TV acquisitions and almost-deals at a glance

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Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

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US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

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Consumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market

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