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Superintendent's Letter - February 2018

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

I wanted to take the time to update you on recent changes to the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees.

Election of Officers
At the February 8, 2018 SMFCSD Board Meeting, the Board held an election of officers and we are pleased to announce that Audrey Ng will serve as President, Shara Watkins as Vice President and Noelia Corzo as Clerk for the upcoming year.

School Board Candidate Application Now Available
As you may be aware, effective January 31, 2018, Trustee Nancy Kohn Hsieh resigned from the San Mateo–Foster City School District Board.  At a special meeting held on February 1, 2018, SMFCSD Trustees took action to fill the Board vacancy through an appointment process.  The term of this appointment would end November 2019.  All eligible candidates may apply to be considered for the vacancy.  Eligibility for appointment can be found in CA Education Code 35107:
     (a) Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications.
     (b) (1) An employee of a school district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee.  If the employee does not resign, the employment will automatically terminate upon being sworn into office.

Regular board meetings are held twice a month on Thursday evening with occasional special meetings called.  Some personal time is also necessary for study, visitations and possible committee meetings.  If you have any questions about what being a member of the school board might require in terms of additional time and responsibility, please contact me or any one of our Trustees.

If you would like to be considered and are willing to serve, please submit a Candidate Application by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Applications may be emailed or mailed to:

San Mateo-Foster City School District
Attn: Amber Farinha
1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404
afarinha@smfcsd.net

All applicants will be reviewed for eligibility and interviews will be held starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Sincerely,
Joan Rosas, Ed.D.
Superintendent