During the December 11 Irvine Unified School District Board Meeting, the Board selected a new president and clerk, which are one-year terms. The Board unanimously selected Lauren Brooks to serve as president and Betty Carroll to serve as clerk.
The Board and Superintendent Walker thanked Sharon Wallin for her service as Board President since December 2017. “Your service, history and knowledge of IUSD is an inspiration to us all,” said Brooks. “However, what is most inspiring is that you always put students first. They are what is most important to you. Thank you for your service as Board President this past year.”
In addition to being the final session of 2018, 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 2019. The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is January 22.
Re-elected Board Members Sworn In
In addition to the Board reorganization, Board Members Sharon Wallin and Ira Glasky, who were re-elected this past November, also took their oath of office. Wallin represents Trustee Area 2 and has served on the IUSD Board for more than 16 years. Glasky represents Trustee Area 3 and has served on the IUSD Board for more than four years. Click here for more information about the IUSD Board of Education and visit iusd.org/BoardElectoralProcess for more information about Trustee Areas.
Certification of First Interim Report
The Board also certified the first interim report of 2018-19 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.