Board of Education President Announces Resignation
San Mateo County Board of Education President Rhonda Ceccato announced at the May 7th County Board meeting that she would be resigning from the Board effective June 4, 2014. Ceccato has served on the County Board since December 2002 with her current term scheduled to end in December 2014. Ceccato said it has been an honor to serve the community, but she will be moving away from the area later this summer and so will not be able to serve out the remainder of her term.
Ceccato is currently serving as Board President, her second stint in that role. During her first term as board president in 2006, Ceccato helped facilitate a smooth transition of leadership when Dr. Jean Holbrook was appointed County Superintendent of Schools after the early resignation of Former County Superintendent John Mehl.
Ceccato, representing Trustee Area Three, is a resident and respected member of the South San Francisco community. She has also served as a member of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and during her Board tenure, participated on the San Mateo County Office of Education Court and Community Schools Blue Ribbon Task Force.
Ms. Ceccato has remained dedicated to serving the needs of San Mateo County students and has been a staunch advocate of high quality programs for students receiving special education services and for students receiving education through the County’s Court and Community Schools program.
Anne Campbell, County Superintendent of Schools, said of Ceccato’s board tenure, “I am so appreciative of Board President Ceccato’s many years of dedicated service to San Mateo County’s public schools. She has been a tireless advocate over the years on behalf of our county’s children and their families. We’ll miss her wisdom and expertise in the months ahead, but I know the County Board joins me in wishing Rhonda all the best as she begins a new life adventure.”
At its May 21st meeting the County Board will decide whether to call for a special election or make a provisional appointment to the County Board seat representing Trustee Area 3, which encompasses South San Francisco. Those interested in representing Trustee Area 3 are encouraged to contact San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell for more information.