IUSD Board Elects New President and Clerk

Betty Carroll and Lauren Brooks

During the December 17 Irvine Unified School District Board of Education Meeting, the Board selected a new president and clerk, which are one-year terms. The Board unanimously selected IUSD’s first Latina Board President, Betty Carroll.  Paul Bokota was selected to serve as Clerk of the Board. 

Board Members and District officials thanked Lauren Brooks for her service as Board President since December 2018.  “Thank you for your service as Board President this past year,” said Carroll during the exchanging of the gavel.

In addition to being the final session of 2019, 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 2020. The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is January 14.

Certification of First Interim Report

The Board also certified the first interim report of 2019-20 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.