SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Sherman Garnett was elected as the new president of the San Bernardino County Board of Education during its meeting on December 5.
Garnett, who was the vice president of the Board, takes over the presidency from Alen Ritchie, who held the position for the past year. In addition, Hardy Brown II was elected vice president of the Board.
Garnett has served on the Board since 2014. He represents Trustee Area B, which includes the districts of Alta Loma, Central, parts of Chaffey Joint Union High, Etiwanda, Mt. Baldy, Ontario-Montclair and Upland.
Brown represents Trustee Area D, which includes the districts of Rialto, San Bernardino and Snowline.
In addition to the reorganization of the Board, members Laura Mancha and Ritchie took the oath of office from County Superintendent Ted Alejandre, after they were elected to new four-year terms in November.
The Board establishes policy, adopts an annual budget, approves building plans and hears
student expulsion, inter-district transfer and charter school appeals. The Board meets monthly, regularly the first Monday of the month.