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Guerrero rejoins School Board
Teresa Guerrero's first stint at being a Ceres Unified School District board trustee lasted four years and ended in 2009.

On Thursday night, Guerrero returned to the Ceres School Board along with incumbents Faye Lane and Jim Kinard following successful November campaigns.

CUSD Supt. Scott Siegel administered the oath of office to the trio.

Guerrero, executive director of the Parent Institute For Quality Education, defeated 2001 Ceres High grad Brian Kline by a margin of 2,003-1,641 for Eric Ingwerson's recently vacated at-large seat.

Ingwerson, who decided not to seek re-election, will fill a vacant seat on the City Council with two years remaining.

"I feel really honored and privileged to be selected by the citizens of Ceres to come back and serve another term," Guerrero said. "They have faith in me."

Guerrero lost a bid for re-election to the Ceres School Board two years ago. She was defeated by Valli Wigt in Trustee Area 3. Wigt won by 244 votes (494-250).

"I think Valli Wigt has done an excellent job," Guerrero said. "I'm looking forward to serving next to her. Everybody on the board has the ultimate interest at heart, which is the children. There's so much camaraderie."

Kinard and Lane both ran unopposed this year.

Jim and Faye unseated incumbents Diane Sol and Yvette Nunes in 2007.

"I'm very pleased to be serving again," Kinard said. "The district still has a ways to go. I'm hoping the economic situation will correct itself somehow. The state needs to come up with a plan so cuts won't happen. Laying off employees hurts children. I'm hoping that will not come to fruition."

Added Guerrero: "I have my sleeves rolled up and I'm ready to tackle the tough situation. It's going to be difficult. We're all going to work together."