Departing trustee Tiffany honored for service

SBHS alumnus spent 16 years on board

SBHS Supt. Shawn Tennenbaum, right, shakes the hand of William Tiffany, thanking him for his service to the district.

San Benito High School District Trustee William Tiffany, a 1968 graduate of SBHS, was recognized by his colleagues Nov. 27 for his 16 years of service to the board and the school.

Tiffany chose not to run for re-election this year and will be succeeded by 1987 Baler alumnus Miguel Sahagun in December.

Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum had words of appreciation for Tiffany on behalf of the district, saying that he “ served his alma mater with a steady focus and balance that was unprecedented. Trustee Tiffany provided more than just a calm, balanced approach; he provided unwavering stability and a focus on ensuring the district was always headed in the right direction.”

At his last meeting, Tiffany fondly recalled his time as a student on campus, where he was senior class president in a class of 235 graduating seniors. He discussed how much the campus has changed in the last 50 years and how the community should appreciate what the district has done with voter-approved bond measures to improve the campus in recent years.

Tiffany praised the dedication of the SBHS faculty, staff, campus supervisors, administrators and others. He noted how various measures of academic success have been on an upward trend and said students should count themselves fortunate to have school leaders worth emulating.

Tennenbaum praised Tiffany for his leadership on the safety effort to close Nash Road where it bisects campus and pointed out that “he has also helped to forge lasting relationships with the greater school community. There is no greater contribution one can provide than the service to the next generation.”

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