South San Francisco Has New Rep on County School Board

The appointment is provisional and could be overturned by a petition by voters.

Hector Camacho sworn-in to represent South San Francisco. (Photo Courtesy: San Mateo County Office of Education)
Hector Camacho sworn-in to represent South San Francisco. (Photo Courtesy: San Mateo County Office of Education)
At its meeting of June 26, 2014, the San Mateo County Board of Education provisionally appointed Hector Camacho to represent Trustee Area 3 which encompasses the South San Francisco Unified School District. 

Mr. Camacho replaces Rhonda Ceccato who recently resigned from the County Board. 

Mr. Camacho was selected from four candidates who applied for the seat. 

Having served as a student, classified employee, teacher, volunteer, and parent in the South San Francisco Unified School District, Mr. Camacho is well prepared to represent Trustee Area 3.  

Mr. Camacho graduated from The Catholic University of America and earned a Masters degree and teaching credential from Stanford University. 

Mr. Camacho has nine years of experience working in public schools and is currently a high school guidance counselor and teacher. 

He is an active member of the South San Francisco community, having served as a community blogger for the South San Francisco Patch and as a former volunteer for the North Peninsula Neighborhood Service Center. 

In response to his appointment, Mr. Camacho stated:  “I am so honored and humbled to have been appointed to the San Mateo County Board of Education. In addition to supporting the students in court/community schools, I eagerly look forward to advocating on behalf of all students in the county and bringing awareness to some of the significant issues facing public education, including college/career readiness, closing the achievement gap, and meeting the needs of a changing demographic.”

Because the appointment is provisional, the registered voters of Trustee Area 3 may, within 30 days from the date of the appointment, petition for the conduct of a special election to fill the vacancy. 

If a petition calling for a special election and containing a sufficient number of signatures is filed in the office of the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA  94065, not later than July 25, 2014, and found to be valid, the provisional appointment is set aside and the seat remains vacant until the November 4th election.  Unless a valid petition is filed in a timely manner, the provisional appointment shall become effective.

--This information was provided by the San Mateo County Office of Education


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