New Sacramento County Board of Education officers were elected at the July 15, 2014 meeting.
The Board elected Area 2 Trustee Brian M. Rivas to serve as Board President. He currently serves as Director of Policy and Government Relations for The Education Trust—West. Rivas has a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an M.P.P. (Master's in Public Policy), also from UC Berkeley. President Rivas succeeds outgoing President Jacquelyn Levy, who represents Area 3.
Area 2 represents the communities of Antelope, Del Paso Heights, Elverta, Gardenland, Hagginwood, North and South Natomas, North Sacramento, Rio Linda, and Robla. The area includes the following school districts: Center Joint Unified, Elverta Joint, Natomas Unified, Robla, and Twin Rivers Unified.
Trustee Eleanor L. Brown, Ed.D., was elected to serve as Board Vice President. Dr. Brown represents Area 4, which is comprised of the following communities: Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, and portions of Carmichael, Folsom, and Foothill Farms. The area also represents a major portion of the San Juan Unified School District and a small portion of the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Dr. Brown is a former San Juan Unified School District teacher, vice-principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. She served the district for 35 years. In addition, she has served on the State Curriculum Developmental and Supplemental Materials Commission. Dr. Brown earned a B.A. from UCLA and an Ed.D. in Policy/Curriculum from the University of Southern California.
Also at the July 15 Board meeting, following the June election, newly re-elected Trustees took the oath of office. Terms for President Rivas and Trustees Jacquelyn Levy (Area 3) and Greg Geeting (Area 1) will expire in 2018. Trustee Thomaysa Glover (Area 5), who had been provisionally appointed to fill a vacant seat in 2013, took the oath of office for a term that will expire in 2016.
The Board of Education works with the County Superintendent of Schools to provide instructional programs, teacher/administrator training, and administrative services through the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). The Board holds student expulsion and interdistrict transfer appeals and serves as the County Committee on School District Organization, addressing transfer of territory and election issues.