SAN JOSE, CA – Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, County Superintendent of Schools, has appointed Baltazar Lopez to fill one of two vacancies on the County Committee for School District Organization.
On January 31, 2018 a seat on the County Committee became vacant due to the resignation of Buu Thai. The County Committee had 70 days from the date of the resignation to fill the vacant seat. The County Committee was unable to fill the vacancy within that timeframe, therefore the County Superintendent is responsible for filling the vacancy. Mr. Lopez's term is through November 30, 2020.
The primary responsibilities of the County Committee are the reorganization of school districts (through territory transfers and unification) and the establishment and rearrangement of governing board trustee areas in the school districts. The County Committee is the central initiator, coordinator, facilitator, and arbitrator for these operations. It formulates plans, responds to petitions, conducts public hearings, develops and releases information, and analyzes proposals.
For more information on the County Committee please visit the following website:
http://www.sccoe.org/supoffice/countycommittee/Pages/default.aspx or contact Suzanne Carrig, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131-2304 or fax to (408) 453-6525. For further information, contact Suzanne Carrig at (408) 453-6869.
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.