Filling vacancy before WSD board

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT headquarters (OC Tribune photo).

Consideration of how to fill a vacancy on the Westminster School District Board of Trustees will go before that body when it meets on Thursday.

The vacancy developed when Xavier Nguyen resigned from his position on Aug. 13 as trustee for Area 2 when it was revealed that he did not reside in the district.

Nguyen, who was elected in November 2018, submitted his resignation after the Orange County District Attorney leveled felony charges against him in July.  The alleged violations against him date back to April and July 2018, including one count of filing fraudulent nomination papers and two counts of perjury.

The board will also hold a public hearing on the district’s Learning Continuity Plan. As Orange County prepares to make its transition to the less restrictive tier of “substantial” infection from the coronavirus, some school systems have announced schedules for the re-opening of at least some in-person instruction.

The Garden Grove Unified School District, for example, has revealed a two-step process by which the lower grades (through sixth grade) will start on Oct. 5 and the upper grades (7-12) on Oct. 12.

Thursday’s meeting of the WSD board will be held via Zoom teleconference at 6:30 p.m. The district is a K-8 system serving most of Westminster and portions of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Midway City.

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