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With Sandoval retirement, PV school district searches for superintendent

The interim governing board for the newly consolidated Penn Valley Union Elementary School District will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Ready Springs School Library, one week after district superintendent, Deborah Sandoval, officially put in her resignation to retire.

Sandoval told The Union she was retiring to focus on spending time with her family, and her husband, who suffered a traumatic accident last September.

"He's the most important thing to me, and I've been an educator for over 30 years," Sandoval said. "He's doing very well, he still has physical therapy but he's doing very, very well."

Sandoval said she informed her colleagues that she would resign at a district board meeting on Feb. 26.

Two weeks ago, at a Pleasant Valley board meeting, Sandoval officially put in her resignation, which was accepted. Sandoval will also resign from the Ready Springs Union School District at a board meeting next week.

Both districts will be consolidated into the Penn Valley Union School District next school year.

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"I think this is good timing," Sandoval said. "With the newly consolidated district, it's a good time for new leadership to move in and grow with the district."

Sandoval said her last day as superintendent will be on June 23.

At Tuesday's meeting, the board will discuss the applicant process toward filling the superintendent position. The board will also vote on adopting a new potential conflict of interest code, district-wide, and discuss employee benefits.

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email inatividad@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.

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