New officers were elected at the July 15, 2008, meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.
The Board elected as President Trustee Gretchen C. Bender. She was elected in June 2006 to a term of four years as Area 2 Trustee. Ms. Bender, a Natomas resident, is president of Bender Consulting Company, a management consulting firm. Prior to entering into the private sector, she served as Finance and Administration Manager with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office. She also previously served as Chief Fiscal Officer for Yolo County's Department of Employment and Social Services and worked several years as a special education teacher in Southern California.
Board President Bender succeeds outgoing 2007-08 Board President Victoria L. Deane. Ms. Deane's term as trustee expires in 2012.
John C. Scribner is the newly elected Vice President of the Sacramento County Board of Education. He represents Area 6 and has served on the Board since 1992. His term expires in 2012. Mr. Scribner works as the Capitol Director for California State Senator Lou Correa.
Taking the oath of office for terms that will expire in 2012 were Trustees Deane, Brian Cooley and Harold Fong.
The Board of Education voted to now hold its regularly scheduled meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, with each meeting having a scheduled start time of 6:30 p.m.
The offices of Board President and Vice President are held for one year. Trustees are elected for terms of four years. Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon serves as Secretary to the Board of Education.
The Sacramento County Board of Education works with the County Superintendent to provide numerous instructional programs, teacher/administrator training and administrative services through the Sacramento County Office of Education, as well as hearing student expulsion and student interdistrict transfer appeals and serving as the County Committee on School District Organization to hear transfers of territory and election issues.