Special to the Village News
Eddie Jones, a trustee of Fallbrook Union High School District, was recently elected as a member of the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly, representing Region 17. This region, which includes San Diego and Imperial counties, is one of the largest CSBA regions in the state.
Jones will join 20 other school board members from the San Diego area in representing 42 school districts at the state level. His term as a delegate will conclude in March 2024.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to amplify the voice of Fallbrook schools in Sacramento," Jones said, who serves as the president of the FUHSD board of trustees. The appointment was announced at the April 17 board meeting by Superintendent Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez.
As a member of the Delegate Assembly, Jones will contribute his insights on the challenges and interests of small districts to the CSBA, said Garza-Gonzalez.
In California, a school district is deemed small if its student enrollment is under 2,500.
Comprising roughly 280 school board members elected or appointed from 21 geographic regions across the state, the Delegate Assembly is the primary policy-making body of the CSBA. The delegates participate in regional meetings and convene statewide biannually, with one meeting in Sacramento and another at the CSBA annual conference.