New officers were elected at the July 12, 2011, meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.
The Board elected Trustee Brian Cooley to serve as Board President. Mr. Cooley is the Area 5 Trustee, and a resident of the Rancho Cordova area, who previously served as Board Vice President. Mr. Cooley, Owner/Principal Consultant for Cooley & Associates, was first elected in June 2000. He has previously served two terms as Board president and has served on the Budget Committee and the Redistricting Committee. Board President Cooley succeeds outgoing 2010-11 Board President Harold Fong.
Trustee Greg Geeting was elected to serve as Board Vice President. Mr. Geeting is the Area 1 Trustee and a resident of Sacramento. He is retired from state service, having served as Interim Director of the Charter Schools Division, California Department of Education, at the time of retirement. He previously served as Executive Director with the California State Board of Education. He serves as Chair of the Policy Committee and as a member of the Budget Committee. Mr. Geeting was elected to his post in June 2008 to fulfill the remaining term of long-time Board member Elinor Lincoln Hickey, who passed away in January of that year. He was elected to a full term in June 2010.
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 Board of Education voted to continue holding 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 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 inter-district transfer appeals and serving as the County Committee on School District Organization to hear transfers of territory and election issues.