■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor
Robert Davis, Jr. will fill the vacant Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) Governing Board seat left by Trustee Joe Wojcik who submitted his resignation last month. Wojcik’s resignation was tendered Aug. 3 due to his move outside the district boundaries.
“The district filed Mr. Wojcik’s resignation with Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Aug. 3, 2017,” according to the Press Release sent out Tuesday evening by Hemet Unified School District.
HUSD sent out a press release on Aug. 16 requesting applications from qualified candidates. The deadline for applications was Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.
The Board interviewed 11 applicants for the vacant position on Sept. 19 and voted 4-2 in favor of appointing Davis to serve out the rest of Wojcik’s term, which ends in December 2018.
Board members Eugene Hikel and Vic Scavarda voted against Davis’ provisional appointment, which becomes final after 30 days unless there are citizen objections.
“Robert Allan Davis, Jr. will fill the existing vacancy as provided by Education Code Section 5091(a), unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures is filed in the office of County Superintendent of Schools within thirty (30) days of the date of the provisional appointment, it shall become an effective appointment,” according to the press release.
Davis also serves on the Measure U Oversight Committee for the 1 percent tax measure passed by voters last November. The tax is expected to generate $10 million annually.
Wojcik and Davis are partners in Davis Wojcik Duarte, a Professional Law Corporation. They have offices in Temecula and Hemet.