Two seeking board seat

Harmon and Duvall apply for LUSD open position
By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
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Jeanne Duvall and Todd Harmon have thrown their hat into the ring for a school board seat in Loomis. Four Loomis Union School District trustees will have to weigh qualifications and choose between the two applicants at their June 17 meeting. According to Paul Johnson, superintendent, Duvall and Harmon applied for the open school board position for Trustee Area 3 recently vacated by Jack Day. Duvall is a former Franklin Elementary School parent and Parent Teacher Club president. Harmon has two children attending Placer Elementary School and is a sports coach. Harmon works for Hewlitt Packard and negotiates international contracts for high tech equipment. He said he’s objective and data-driven in decision-making and is fiscally responsible. “I’ve been active in coaching and work in my children’s classrooms. I’m interested in curriculum,” Harmon said. Duvall, a construction project manager, said she has two sons who graduated from Franklin and are now in high school and college. She said she believes her skills in teamwork, clear communication, leadership and fiscal responsibility will apply to the role of trustee. “I have a clear understanding of our K through 8 schools and our education system. I know what is needed academically for the successful transition between grammar school and high school,” Duvall said. During next week’s meeting, the four seated trustees – Mike Edwards, Jim Foster, Kurt Turner and Tim Rudolph – will hear from Harmon and Duvall, review materials, question the candidates, take public comment and then vote. Johnson said the new trustee will be seated on the board immediately. The school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thurs