(From Press Release) – Educator and parent, Melissa Moreno seeks to be elected as a Yolo County Board of Education Trustee. She filed candidacy papers on Thursday, August 9 at the Yolo County Clerk’s Office.
The position entails tending to appeals regarding expulsion, charter school approval, inter-district transfers, and oversight of school programs that serve children in migrant education, special education, and foster/adopt programs. In addition, this position provides oversight of property and board policies, and establishes the County Superintendent’s salary.
Dr. Moreno says she is seeking election on the Yolo County Board of Education, because she wants to assure that every student in Yolo County has access to excellent public education, that teachers are supported, and that schools are accountable to our communities. She says, “I really want to bring a new perspective to the Yolo County Board of Education, one that strengthens the existing programs and processes. This position is not about administration. It is about offering analysis and questions to create educational equity for the most vulnerable students, whom I identify with.
Dr. Moreno has been working with educational programs for twenty five years, and has worked in the Community College system for ten years where she has learned more about thousands of K-12 student experiences in Yolo County schools. Since 1992 she has served on educational programs.
Her priorities as Trustee include:
- Strengthening fiscal accountability;
- Building effective partnerships to assure that students gain knowledge and skills to thrive;
- Supporting quality pre-school for all children; and,
- Fostering equality and understanding of diverse communities.
She worked closely with Area 2 Supervisor Don Saylor on the Welcoming Safe Resolution and received recognition for her collaboration with the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on the resolution.
Supervisor Don Saylor said, “Melissa has mentored hundreds of students in faculty role and in a variety of volunteer efforts. She grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and is committed to serving all students in Yolo County. She has been a key participant in our efforts to assure that Yolo is a safe and welcoming community for all of our residents. I am pleased that Dr. Melissa Moreno has stepped forward for this responsibility. In a very short time since she announced her campaign, she has earned my full support and that of current YCBOE Trustee Bill Owens, Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza, Winters City Council member Jesse Loren, Davis Council members Will Arnold, Lucas Frerichs, and Gloria Partida, and a growing number of Area 2 community members.”
Moreno’s campaign kickoff will take place on Sunday, August 19th at Village Homes Community Center located at 2662 Portage Bay East in Davis, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.