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Board of Education Elects New Officers

Trustees Rivas and Brown to Serve as President and Vice President

David Gordon, Brian Rivas, and Alfred Brown
Newly elected Board President Brian Rivas (center) and Board Vice President Alfred Brown (right) with Superintendent Gordon.

New officers were elected at the July 11 meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.

The Board elected Brian M. Rivas, Trustee Area 2, to serve as Board President. He is currently Director of Policy and Government Relations for The Education Trust—West.

The Board also elected O. Alfred Brown, Sr., Trustee Area 5, to serve as Board Vice President. Dr. Brown is a Professor Emeritus of Law at Sacramento State.

Trustees are elected for terms of four years and the offices of Board President and Vice President are held for one year.

About the Board of Education

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 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.