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DUSD Board Elects New Officers for 2019

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(Duarte, CA) – The Board of Education, at its Organizational Meeting of December 13, 2018, re-elected Douglas Edwards, President, and Ken Bell, Clerk/Vice President of the Board for 2019. Ceci Carroll, Reyna Diaz, and Tom Reyes will remain Board members.

Douglas Edwards was first appointed to the Board in 2013 and was elected in 2015. He has served as President previously in 2015 and 2018 as well as Vice President in 2014. Edwards is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who has been working in the field of aging and older adult ministry for over 30 years. He is a licensed psychotherapist and has been an instructor for the Pasadena City College Community Education Center's Parent Education Program. Among his other notable work within the community, Edwards has served as moderator for the Duarte Youth and Family Master Plan Task Force.

Elected to the Board in 1989, Ken Bell has served as both President and Vice President numerous times during his 29 years as a governing member. Throughout his service, Bell has been an advocate for quality educational programs for all students and supporter of our culturally-rich and diverse community. A highly decorated police officer, now retired from the Force, Bell worked for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for 21 years and 15 years with the District Attorney. He now trains law enforcement agencies on juvenile gangs, and is a faculty member of UC Davis, Golden West College, & Fox Valley College.

The following dates were adopted for the Board Meeting Schedule for 2019: 1/17/19, 2/21/19, 3/7/19, 4/11/19, 5/9/19, 6/13/19, 6/27/19, 7/18/19, 8/22/19, 9/19/19, 10/17/19, 11/14/19, 12/19/19 (Organizational Meeting). Monthly meetings are held on a Thursday of each month in the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte. Closed Session begins at 6:00 p.m. and open session begins at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please visit our district website for meeting agendas, www.duarteusd.org.