During the December 15 Irvine Unified School District Board of Education Meeting, incumbents Paul Bokota and Lauren Brooks, and newly-elected Board Member Cyril Yu, took the oath of office. This is the third term for both Bokota and Brooks. The Board also selected a new president and clerk, which are one-year terms. Paul Bokota was selected to serve as president and Ira Glasky was tapped to serve as clerk. The Board and District staff thanked outgoing Board Member Betty Carroll for her service as president since last December. Carroll served on the Board since 2016.
In addition to being the final session of 2020, Tuesday marked the annual organizational meeting for the five-member board, which approved school site liaison assignments, determined Board Member committee participation, appointed representatives to various District committees and established meeting dates through December 2021. The next two regular Board Meetings are scheduled for January 19 and February 2.
Board Certification of First Interim Report
Also Tuesday, the Board certified the first interim report of 2020-21 as “positive,” meaning the District is expected to meet its financial obligations for the current year and the subsequent two years. Every school district in California is required to examine and certify its financial condition as “positive,” “qualified” or “negative” twice during each fiscal year. Positive is the ideal certification, while qualified indicates a district may not be able to meet its financial obligations for the current year and the two subsequent years. A negative certification indicates that a district will not be able to meet its financial obligations over this period.