New officers were elected at the July 15, 2014, meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education.
The Board elected Brian M. Rivas, Area 2, to serve as Board President. He currently serves as Director of Policy and Government Relations for The Education Trust – West. Mr. Rivas has a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a M.P.P. (Masters in Public Policy) also from UC Berkeley.
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 also includes the following school districts: Center Joint Unified, Elverta Joint, Natomas Unified, Robla, and Twin Rivers Unified.
President Rivas succeeds outgoing 2013-14 Board President Jacquelyn Levy, who represents Area 3.
Trustee Eleanor L. Brown, Ed.D., was selected 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 Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Dr. Brown is a former teacher, vice principal, principal and assistant superintendent for the San Juan Unified School District, where she served for 35 years. In addition, she has served on the State Curriculum Developmental and Supplemental Materials Commission. She earned a B.A. from UCLA and an Ed.D. in Policy/Curriculum from the University of Southern California.
Taking the oath of office for terms that will expire in 2018 were President Rivas and Trustees Levy and Greg Geeting, Area 1. Trustee Thomaysa Glover, Area 5, took the oath of office for a term that will expire in 2016.
The Board of Education postponed action on the adoption of its 2014-2015 meeting schedule and referred the matter to the Executive Committee for further consideration.
The Sacramento County Board of Education works with the County Superintendent to provide numerous instructional programs, teacher/administrator training and administrative services through the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). The Board holds student expulsion and student inter-district transfer appeals and serves as the County Committee on School District Organization to hear transfers of territory and election issues.