The Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education had its annual reorganization meeting Wednesday night, which included a swearing ceremony for elected board members Alex Zucco and Terrance Williams.
Zucco was elected by her fellow board members at the meeting to serve as board president.
Ed Gililland will serve as vice president and Rob Hammond will be the board clerk.
Zucco issued the following statement about her selection as board president and her hopes for the coming year.
Our Board has a fairly typical “rotation” style of electing Board Members into leadership positions; it keeps the “politics” out of the process and insures everyone has a chance to lead. For our district, the Board President does not have any more power or influence than any other Board member – any Board member can have items placed on the agenda (or pulled) and have the opportunity to discuss important topics. For us, we usually have the Board President serve as our spokesperson, keep the meetings moving along and serve with the Superintendent as a liaison with the City to share information.
appreciated having time to become familiar with how our Board works and
being able to experience a number of different situations before
landing this role. It was time I used to watch Mr. Rich, Mr. Gililland
and Mr. Wong in the role and see what to expect, and they were all
generous with their reasons behind doing certain things and what helped
them in their role.