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SAN JOSE, CA – On Wednesday, June 20, the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) unanimously voted Anna Song as vice-president for the current year.
Song is the current Trustee for Area 5 which covers the majority portion of Santa Clara Unified, Milpitas Unified, Orchard, Berryessa Union, and the corresponding portion on East Side Union High School District.
Song has a history of dedicated service to the community, having previously served in the role of board president and vice-president.
As vice-president, Song's responsibilities include performing the duties and obligations of the board president, while the president is in absentia. The vice-president serves as the chairperson of the Policy Development Subcommittee, a role she performed during the interim prior to the current vote, and serves as clerk to the Board.
Her committee work through the County Board of Education includes the Policy Development Subcommittee, serving on the Santa Clara County School Boards Association Executive Board, and the Silicon Valley Reads Initiative.
In addition to her school board work, Song has been elected four times to the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee and is also serving on the Democratic State Central Committee. She was awarded the State Democratic Party's prestigious JFK, Jr. Award for Public Service and has been commended by SEIU for her advocacy.
Song was originally elected to the County Board of Education in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Her current term will expire in 2020. She is the first Korean-born female to be elected in California, and the longest-serving Korean-American elected official in the United States.
"I'm honored to serve as vice-president and look forward to working with my fellow trustees to continue to improve educational outcomes for Santa Clara County students," commented Trustee Song. "I thank the board for putting their trust in me and am excited about our work ahead."
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The Santa Clara County Board of Education is the elected governing body of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Its seven members serve four-year terms and are elected from different regions of the county.
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 23 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.