Special to Valley News
The Murrieta Unified School Board voted for a provisional appointment to replace Kenneth Dickson who tendered his resignation in September. During a special meeting Oct. 28, Ellen Larson was voted 3-1 to replace Dickson when he leaves office Nov. 22. Trustee Paul Diffley was the dissenting vote.
Dickson has been on the dais since 1998 and now plans to move to the East Coast to be with family. Larson’s interim position will expire in a year and at that time she can seek election to fill the remainder of the term through November 2024. Larson was interviewed by the trustees along with four other candidates who included Murrieta residents Kent Chivington, Stephen Allen, Karen Michaud, Jon Levell and Jennifer Mejares Pham.
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