School board recognizes student board member
The Santa Paula Unified School District Board has honored Bailey Van Buren, the student member on the board this past school year. Board President Diana Ponce-Gomez noted that Van Buren, a junior, had attended 14 meetings in eight months. “She was wonderful about providing all kinds of information about what was going on with the school and the students,” Ponce-Gomez said. “She just ended her school year with a 4.32 GPA. She’s a role model to all of our students and I want to thank her for devoting all of her time, giving up her evenings and fitting us in between homework and practices.” Ponce-Gomez presented Van Buren a plaque.