SCUSD Board expected to vote on next superintendent on Thursday

Press release

July 16, 2014 (Sacramento):  The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education is expected to vote on SCUSD’s next superintendent at its meeting on Thursday (July 17).

The finalist candidate is not expected to attend the meeting on Thursday. A press conference with the new superintendent and SCUSD Board President Patrick Kennedy has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Serna Center (5735 47th Ave.)

SCUSD has been without a permanent superintendent since the December resignation of former superintendent Jonathan Raymond. Dr. Sara Noguchi, a former teacher, principal and central office administrator, was appointed Interim Superintendent after Raymond’s departure and has served in that post for the past seven months.

On June 20, SCUSD announced the selection of Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José L. Banda as the finalist for the top post in Sacramento. A veteran administrator with 34 years of experience in public education, including three decades in California schools, Banda has a track record of lifting struggling schools to academic excellence, focusing on equity and opportunities for students and engaging families and communities in district work.

Established in 1854, Sacramento City Unified has approximately 43,000 students at 75 schools and is one of the largest employers in the Sacramento region.

WHAT:  Press conference with new SCUSD Superintendent and Board President Patrick Kennedy
WHERE:  Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento. The press conference will be held in the upstairs rotunda.
WHEN:  10 a.m. on Friday, July 18