New officers were elected at the July 16, 2013, meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.
The Board elected Trustee Jacquelyn Levy, Area 3, to serve as Board President. Prior to her election to the Board, Levy served 35 years in education, most recently as principal at Cordova High School in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
Area 3 represents the communities of Arden, Arden Oaks, Arden Park, Campus Commons, La Riviera, Rosemont, Town and Country Village, and portions of Carmichael and Foothill Farms. Area 3 also represents portions of the following school districts: Sacramento City Unified, San Juan Unified, and Twin Rivers Unified.
President Levy succeeds outgoing 2012-13 Board President Greg Geeting, who represents Area 1.
Trustee Brian M. Rivas, Area 2, was elected Board Vice President. He currently serves as a senior legislative advocate for the California School Boards Association.
Area 2 represents the communities of Antelope, Del Paso Heights, Elverta, Gardenland, Hagginwood, North Highlands, North and South Natomas, North Sacramento, Rio Linda, Robla, and a portion of Foothill Farms. That area also represents the following school districts: Center Joint Unified, Elverta Joint, Natomas Unified, Robla, and Twin Rivers Unified.
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.
At its August 20, 2013 meeting the Board of Education will discuss its meeting schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
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 (SCOE). The Board holds student expulsion and student interdistrict transfer appeals and serves as the County Committee on School District Organization to hear transfers of territory and election issues.