San Bernardino City Unified School District Welcomes New Student  School Board Members

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) is proud to announce the appointment of seven exceptional student leaders to serve as student school board members for the upcoming academic year. These students will play advisory roles and bring the important student perspective to the SBCUSD Board of Education, ensuring that the voices and interests of their fellow 47,000 students are heard and valued.

On July 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room at the Board of Education Building, these newly appointed student school Board members will be officially sworn in during a special ceremony. Seven students will officially serve as student Board members. Two have been selected as alternates and will be called up to serve if one of the seven cannot.

This event marks an exciting milestone for these outstanding students and represents Superintendent Mauricio Arellano’s commitment to fostering student engagement and leadership in San Bernardino and Highland.

“Our students have a very important voice,” Arellano said. “Our Board of Education is committed to bringing students to the table so they can help shape the future of our school district and have a say in decisions that impact them.”

The following students have been selected as the newest additions to the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Board of Education:

Ana-Victoria Chavez , San Bernardino High School

Camillia El-Zatmah, San Gorgonio High School

Antonio Hernandez Nunez, Arroyo Valley High School

Tatiana Ochoa, Cajon High School

Jimena Preciado, San Gorgonio High School

Daisy Rojo, Middle College High School

Angenette Rosenbloom, Pacific High School

Crystal Scott, Cajon High School

Silvana Vazquez, San Gorgonio High School

These exceptional student leaders, who will serve one-year terms, are members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Advisory Council and have demonstrated exceptional dedication, academic achievements, and strong leadership qualities throughout their educational journey. They have been actively involved in various school activities, clubs, and organizations, and have shown a genuine commitment to serving their fellow students and advocating for positive change within the District and the community. Several of the new student Board members are active with the grassroots Inland Congregations United for Change.

The student school Board members will work closely with the Board of Education, attending meetings, providing valuable input on District policies, and representing the student body. Their unique perspectives and insights will help shape decisions and initiatives that directly impact the educational experiences of their peers, said SBCUSD Trustee Mikki Cichocki, who has led the effort to bring the valuable student voice to the governing board.

“We extend our warmest congratulations to the incoming student school board members,” Cichocki said. “Their selection is a testament to their exceptional abilities and commitment to serving our school community. We look forward to seeing them evolve as leaders and witnessing the positive impact these committed students will undoubtedly make.”

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