NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
December 12, 2013 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
Walnut Valley Trustees Take Oaths
WALNUT, CA—Walnut Valley Unified School District Board Members took oaths of office during the December 11 meeting. Incumbents Helen Hall and Cindy Ruiz and newly elected Y. Tony Torng took oaths of office during the December 11 meeting.
Hall was administered the oath by Member Larry Redinger.
Ruiz, who was elected Board President following the swearing in ceremony, received the oath from Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.
Hall has served on the Board since 1985 and received 27.54% of the votes. Ruiz has served on the Board for 12 years and received 23.88% of the total votes during the November 5 election.
The District’s newest Board Member, Y. Tony Torng, was also administered the oath of office by Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.
He finished last month’s election with 25.37% of the total votes according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
Board Member Phillip Chen was elected Vice President and Larry Redinger was elected Clerk during the annual reorganization meeting. The new officers will serve through December 2014.
Hall was honored with an engraved gavel plaque for her service as the 2013 Board President.
“She’s made quite an impact with her leadership this year,” Nancy Lyons said.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with these bright people. People who have different opinions, but in the end goal is always the students and the District. Yes, I’ve run a few times for re-election. But each and every time it’s in my heart that it’s for the students. I want to make sure that every student in this District gets the quality education that’s needed to be successful in life,” she said.
“She’s been a true leader for our Board, not only this past year, but during all the years she has served,” Cindy Ruiz said.
Nancy Lyons won a seat on the Diamond Bar City Council during the November 5 election. She received a special recognition for her two terms of service during the meeting.
Lyons acknowledged fellow Board Members for the numerous facilities projects completed including the “dive-in” grand opening ceremony at the Diamond Bar High School Aquatic Center held earlier that day.
“The highlight for me has been visiting the classrooms and seeing the teachers and students. It’s been a privilege to serve and I plan to be around a lot,” she said.
Trustee Helen Hall is administered the oath of office from Board Member Larry Redinger during the December 11 meeting.
Cindy Ruiz, who was elected Board President, was administered the oath of office from Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor swore in Walnut Valley’s newest Board Member, Y. Tony Torng, during the December 11 meeting.
Passing the gavel: Outgoing Board President Helen Hall passed the gavel to the newly elected Board President Cindy Ruiz. Also shown: New Board Member Y. Tony Torng.
Outgoing Board President Helen Hall was honored for her outstanding service during the December 11 re-organization meeting.
Before the oaths of office were administered, Nancy Lyons, a newly elected Diamond Bar Council Member, was recognized for her service to the District. Shown with Board Members.