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 Jones Re-elected as President of County Board of Education

​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 five-member Board.

“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 are taking.”

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.