Gina Cuclis Named California County Boards of Education President

Sonoma County Board of Education Trustee Gina Cuclis has been named president of the California County Boards of Education. The organization assists California’s 58 county boards of education in providing sound governance and represents their interests at the state and federal level.

Cuclis has represented SCOE’s Area One since 2012. Area One includes the Sonoma Valley, Oakmont, and east Santa Rosa.

“County boards of education’s responsibilities are very different from what school district boards do,” Cuclis said in a statement. “We have unique professional development and advocacy needs. I’m honored to be in a position to help them as we work together serving California’s public school students.”  

Cuclis will focus on increased training for county board members and will work to increase participation in the organization. 

“She also plans to continue the organization’s legislative priority to create more equitable and sustainable funding for juvenile court and alternative education community schools operated by county offices of education,” EdSource reports.

As CCBE president, Cuclis will also sit on the California School Boards Association.