New officers were elected at the July 12 meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education. In addition, three new trustees and one incumbent were sworn into office.
The Board elected Trustee Jacquelyn Levy, Area 3, to serve as Board President. She is retired after 35 years in education, most recently serving as principal at Cordova High School in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
Trustee Greg Geeting, Area 1, was elected to serve as Board Vice President. 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.
Three newly elected trustees took the oath of office for terms that will expire in 2020:
- Joanne Ahola represents Area 4. She is a parent trainer and organizer for the California Charter Schools Association.
- O. Alfred Brown, Sr. represents Area 5. He is a Professor Emeritus of Law at Sacramento State University and is the owner of Brown and Associates, an education consulting firm.
- Heather Davis represents Area 6. She is a parent from Elk Grove and a former childbirth educator for the Mercy hospital system.
Also sworn in was incumbent Harold Fong, representing Area 7. He is a Program Manager for the California Department of Health Care Services.
The offices of Board President and Vice President are held for one year. Trustees are elected for terms of four years. The Board will continue to hold its regular 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 derives its authority from the State Constitution (Article IX § 3.3) and laws of the State of California. The County Board consists of seven elected members, each serving four-year terms. The Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools serves as secretary to the Board of Education. In addition to conducting its regular business, other Board responsibilities include hearing student expulsion appeals and interdistrict transfer appeals.