East County representative Sharon Jones has been re-elected as President
of the San Diego County Board of Education in a unanimous vote of the
“I’m honored to be re-elected to a second term as President of our
Board,” said Jones, who was elected to the Board in 2004. “This is a
challenging time for public education; and at the same time the County
Office of Education is making great strides in providing meaningful
services for districts and students.”
Jones’ colleague on the County Board, North Coastal representative Susan
Hartley, was re-elected Vice President, also in a unanimous vote.
Hartley was elected to the County Board of Education in 2002.
Jones expressed support for the Strategic Planning work that has been
undertaken by the County Office of Education staff, under the direction
of County Superintendent of Schools Randy Ward. “I’m thrilled with our
strategic plan as the platform for focused improvement, and pleased that
our Board is supporting this process,” she said. “The entire SDCOE team
is sharing the responsibility for the bold and exciting direction we
Jones served on the Board of Trustees of the La Mesa-Spring Valley
School District from 1992-2006. She is active in the San Diego County
School Boards Association, having served as president, vice president
and legislative chair.
Hartley also served on a local school district school board before being
elected to the County Board of Education, serving 11 years on the board
of the San Dieguito Union High School District, which includes all of
the middle schools and high schools between Del Mar and La Costa.
The San Diego County Board of Education sets policy for the San Diego
County Office of Education. The County Office of Education provides a
wide range of services to the 42 school districts in San Diego County,
in addition to directly administering a number of programs for specific
groups of children and adults.