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Romo tapped to replace Berryhill on School Board
Edgar Romo was tapped Monday to replace Bill Berryhill on the Ceres Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Romo is a 33-year-old chiropractor who has lived on the west side of Ceres since 2002. He is single and has no children.

"I applied to the School Board because I wanted to help my community," said Romo.

He said the board of the growing district is "doing a pretty good job with new schools and reducing class sizes. I'm proud to be a part of that team."

A total of seven persons applied for the CUSD appointment. They were: Romo, Jeffrey Borden, Lori Cook, Maria Lourdes Perez, Maria Vega, Kim Walton and Valli Wigt.

The Selection Committee of board trustees Betty Davis, Mike Welsh and Teresa Guerrero whittled the number down to five, interviewing them on Monday.

On his application for appointment Dr. Romo said he desired a board seat to "provide the best opportunities for all students to succeed by adopting policies that ensure continual improvement of highest student achievement, safe learning environments, and effective efficient operation."

The appointment will stand unless a petition calling for a special election containing a sufficient number of signatures of registered voters is filed with the County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of Monday.

Romo said he is a "firm believer" in improving communication between the board and staff, students, parents and the community. He also noted the need to show that responses from the community are taken into consideration.

His community involvement has included working with the Parent Institute for Quality Education and attending meetings of El Concilio National Council of La Raza.

Romo is a 1992 graduate of Modesto High School, a 1992 graduate of Modesto Junior College, and a 2000 graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. He graduated from Life West College of Chiropractic in 2004. Romo is an associate chiropractor with Hill Integrated Medicine in Modesto.

Berryhill officially steps down on May 16. He resigned to tend to his campaign for the 26th District state Assembly seat.