Board Meeting Highlights
Jefferson Union High School District
December 15, 2020
The Governing Board of Trustees held its annual organization meeting and voted to appoint the following positions:
Board President: Rosie Tejada
Vice President: Andy Lie
Clerk: Carla Ng-Garrett
Trustee: Kalimah Salahuddin
Trustee: Nick Occhipinti
Trustees assumed their new roles immediately.
Celebrating Board President Salahuddin and Superintendent Presta
- Trustee Salahuddin's tenure as Board President: Local and state leaders thanked Kalimah for her strength during this extremely tough year, and applauded her tireless work to bring COVID-19 testing to JUHSD.
- Superintendent Toni Presta - Superintendents across the county joined elected officials in praising the Board for choosing Toni for the role of superintendent. They celebrated Ms. Presta because of her deep knowledge of the community and connections with leaders across the area, including our partner districts.
Career Technical Education Update
Swearing in of Trustees
Trustees for the Jefferson Union High School District took the Oath of Office, including our newly re-elected Trustees Andrew Lie and Kalimah Y. Salahuddin. Student representatives taking the oath included Mustafa Abuzarihyeh, Lucca Garcia, Charles Green, Madeleine Hur, Helene Kleinfeld, Irene Lee, and Joseph Murphy.
Student of the Month Wendy Xiu
The Board recognized student of the month Wendy Xiu from the Adult Education Program. Her teachers shared the following description of Ms. Xiu:
“Wendy came to the U.S. on August 1, 2019 and promptly joined our class at Our Second Home location on August 21, 2019. Since she has been here she has obtained her driver's license and a paid caretaker position with In Home Support Services. Our class has been impressed with her accounts of caring for her elderly, blind patient. Her kindness, generosity, and efforts to make a difference in his life have been very touching. Even though it is not her job, she brings him free food, cooks for him, and goes out of her way to make his life better.
Wendy is a strong believer in education to achieve her goals, such as getting her GED, a certificate or degree from community college, a good paying job, her U.S. citizenship, and a place in the community.”