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Staff, School Board Bid Farewell to Retiring Superintendent

Dr. David Meaney Respected for Significant Contributions to Education

David P. Meaney with staff

Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David P. Meaney (seated, front) at his retirement reception

Activities honoring outgoing County Superintendent of Schools David P. Meaney, Ed.D., were held in June by the Sacramento County Board of Education and staff and retirees of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Dr. Meaney will retire on July 2, 2004, after 15 years of service as County Superintendent and 39 years as an educator.

At its June 15, 2004, meeting, the County School Board unanimously approved a resolution lauding Dr. Meaney's achievements and contributions to the field of education. Gary Barker, President of the Sacramento County Office of Education Teachers Association, presented Superintendent Meaney with a plaque of recognition. The Sacramento County Office of Education Classified Employees Association, represented by President Michele Mickela and First Vice President Dawn McCarron, joined SCOETA in recognizing and thanking Superintendent Meaney and Michael H. Carlson, SCOE's Deputy Superintendent of Support Services, who is also retiring.

On June 9, 2004, SCOE employees and retirees gathered at an afternoon reception to honor Superintendent of Schools David P. Meaney. Judy Holsinger, SCOE's Director of the Special Education Local Plan Area, welcomed the 150 guests and gave an overview of Dr. Meaney's numerous accomplishments while at SCOE. Representatives from SCOE departments and employee associations made presentations acknowledging Superintendent Meaney for his many contributions to the County Office, to the community, and to educators and students. The event was held in the Mather Room of the David P. Meaney Education Center, SCOE's administration and training facility that was named in Superintendent Meaney's honor by the County Board of Education in July 2003.

A dinner to honor Superintendent Meaney will take place Friday, June 25, at the Sacramento Hilton. Please call (916) 228-2410 for more information about attending.