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SAN JOSE, CA - The Santa Clara County Board of Education on Wednesday elected its officers for 2020. Claudia Rossi, who was elected to the board in 2014, was named president, and Kathleen King, appointed to the board in 2018, was named vice-president.
Claudia Rossi previously served on the school board of Morgan Hill Unified School District. She is a staunch supporter of Special Education and students and families who face socio-economic and language adversity. She started a nonprofit organization to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds that aspire to go to college and a sports mentoring program to serve at-risk youth. Rossi takes over the gavel from Trustee Rosemary Kamei.
Kathleen King is the Chief Executive Officer of the Healthier Kids Foundation and former CEO for the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation and has held elective office as a city council member and mayor of the City of Saratoga. She was the founder and chairman of Silicon Valley Children's Hospital Foundation, and of the Saratoga-Monte Sereno Community Foundation.
As the elected governing body of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), the board’s seven members approve the budget and set policies that guide the SCCOE in providing administrative, instructional and student services to the county’s 32 public school districts and its authorized charters. Aside from Rossi, King, and Kamei, members are Joseph Di Salvo, Grace Mah, Peter Ortiz, and Anna Song.
The board holds regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. in the San Jose Room of the county office.
More information on all of the board members can be found by going online to www.sccoe.org.
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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.