After several hours of candidate interviews Aug. 13, the Board selected Hai Minh Ngo as the provisional appointee for the open board seat, which was vacated by Daniel Bobay earlier this summer.
Ngo has been a part of Rose Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) since his oldest child started Kindergarten there during the 2018-2019 school year. He has also been serving as a volunteer on the Community Board Advisory Council (CBAC).
After Ngo was selected by the Board, Superintendent Cheryl Jordan administered an oath of office.
"It feels amazing to go through this experience,” said Ngo. "I can’t be more ecstatic about being selected.”
Seventeen people submitted applications for the board seat, and eight had been selected by the Board subcommittee to appear for interviews in an open session.
"I think that it demonstrates the care that our Board takes in how they see their roles in supporting our school district and community. They wanted to make sure they had the right person to join the team, and they took time to deliberate and be thoughtful about who they ultimately selected,” said Superintendent Jordan.
Board Vice President Hon Lien added: “He will be a great addition to the Board, and I know he will put all his time and effort into caring for our children in the district."
The district will publicly post the provisional appointment, and if uncontested, Hai Minh Ngo will fulfill the board vacancy until elections in November 2020.