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Board Elects New Officers for 2020–21 School Year

Trustees Ahola and Talamantes to Serve as President and Vice President

Joanne Ahola and Karina Talamantes

Trustees Joanne Ahola (left) and Karina Talamantes will serve as Board President and Vice President, respectively.

The Sacramento County Board of Education elected new officers at last night’s meeting, which was held virtually.

The Board elected Trustee Joanne Ahola (Area 4) as President. She is the Director of Political Engagement for the California Charter Schools Association. Trustee Karina Talamantes (Area 2) was elected Vice President. She is the Chief of Staff for Sacramento City Council Member Angelique Ashby.

The offices of Board President and Vice President are held for one year. Trustees are elected for terms of four years. After being elected to serve a four-year term, President Ahola and Trustees O. Alfred Brown, Sr., Heather Davis, and Harold Fong, MSW, all took the oath of office.

The Board will continue to hold its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.

About the County 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 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.