The San Bernardino City Unified Board of Education will hold a special meeting on January 24 to interview 10 candidates who applied to fill a provisional seat on the governing board.
At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 17, the Board will discuss the interview process and finalize interview questions that will be asked of candidates at a special Board of Education meeting set for January 24 at 5:30 p.m. Ten people who live in the District’s attendance boundaries and meet other eligibility criteria applied for a two-year appointment to fill a vacancy created when Dr. Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers was elected to the San Bernardino County Board of Education in November 2022.
Following the conclusion of all interviews, the Board plans to make an appointment on the night of January 24. The appointee would take the oath of office and be sworn in on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
Board President Dr. Scott Wyatt is looking forward to working with a new trustee and a complete, seven-member board.
“We look forward to welcoming a new Board member who will help us continue our work to Make Hope Happen for the more than 46,000 students we serve in San Bernardino and Highland,” Wyatt said.
School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools. The role of a school board is to ensure that the district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the communities it serves. Boards fulfill this role by setting direction and policy, ensuring accountability, and providing community leadership as advocates for children and families, the school district, and public schools. Board members work together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that best serve all the students in the community.
The January 24 Board of Education meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room, 777 North F Street in San Bernardino. The meeting will be livestreamed on the District’s YouTube channel.