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Nominee to Be Considered to Complete 2024 Commissioner Term

Personnel Commission Administers Merit System for Classified Staff


David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, is recommending that the Sacramento County Board of Education appoint Jan Mayer Ashley, Ed.D., as the Board’s representative on the SCOE Personnel Commission. Incumbent Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Personnel Commissioner Sherry Hansen will be resigning her position effective June 11, 2024, and the Board’s appointee will complete Hansen’s term. The Board will consider the recommendation at its June 11 meeting.

Jan Mayer Ashley was employed by SCOE for 11 years in the K–12 Curriculum and Instruction Department, serving as a Curriculum Specialist, then overseeing technical assistance to low-performing schools and school districts as the Director of Program Improvement.

About the SCOE Personnel Commission

Three members make up the Commission: one selected by SCOE’s classified collective bargaining unit (CSEA Chapter 480), one selected by the Board, and another jointly selected by the other two commissioners. The Personnel Commission administers the Merit System for SCOE classified employees. The California Education Code specifies that the Personnel Commissioners will classify positions, hear disciplinary appeals and selection protests, and prescribe rules related to personnel practices. The Commission meets monthly, and commissioners serve staggered, three-year terms.