Trustees were sworn in and officers chosen at the July 2 meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.
Selected as President was Brian Cooley, who was elected in 2000 as Area 5 Trustee. Cooley is a 19-year resident of Rancho Cordova and works as a Policy Analyst for the League of California Cities. He previously served as a consultant to Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante.
John Scribner, newly selected Vice President, is an Elk Grove resident. He has served as Area 6 Trustee since 1992. He has served as Board President in 1994-95 and 1999-2000, as well as Board Vice President in 1993-94 and 1998-99. His current term as Trustee expires in June 2004. Mr. Scribner serves as Legislative Director for California State Assemblyman Lou Correa.
Taking oaths of office for the first time were newly elected Area 2 Trustee Sylvia Ruiz (a Natomas resident) and Area 3 Trustee Christopher Woods (a resident of the Country Club area). Area 1 Trustee Elinor L. Hickey (a resident of East Sacramento) was sworn in for her fourth term of office. California State Senator Deborah Ortiz administered the oath of office to the Trustees.
President Cooley greeted guests and invited them to an informal reception honoring the Trustees.
The offices of Board President and Vice President are held for one year. Trustees are elected for terms of four years. Dr. David P. Meaney serves as Secretary to the Board of Education and as Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools.
The Sacramento County Board of Education provides policy and oversight of programs of the Sacramento County Office of Education, as well as hearing student expulsion and interdistrict appeals and serving as the County Committee on School District Organization. Regular Board meetings for the 2002-2003 term will be held on first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Meetings ordinarily take place in the Board Room of the Sacramento County Office of Education, 9738 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento. Board agendas are available online or by calling (916) 228-2410.