ROWLAND UNIFIED PROVISIONAL BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED FOR
TRUSTEE AREAS 1 AND 5
Agnes Gonzalez and Donna Freedman Officially Sworn In
The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education interviewed candidates and took action on February 25, 2021 to appoint Agnes Gonzalez (Trustee Area 1) and Donna Freedman (Trustee Area 5) as provisional Board of Education members, filling the two vacancies on the Board of Education for Trustee Areas 1 and 5. Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell officially presented the Oath of Office to Gonzales and Freedman on Monday, March 1, 2021. Both will serve as provisional board members through the end of the current term, which is December 2022.
Returning as a Board Member is community member and retired educator Donna Freedman, who will represent Trustee Area 5. “I am so thrilled and very excited to be back as a RUSD Board Member and I want to say thank you to our community, CSEA and ARE for their support. I’m ready for the challenges, hard work and difficult decisions to be made,” said Freedman.
Agnes Gonzalez recently retired from the Rowland Unified School District, where she worked for 31 years as a senior account clerk at Nogales High School. “I am humbled and honored to serve the Rowland Unified School District as the provisional Board Member of Trustee area 1. It is my pleasure to serve the community I have lived in since 1985 and would like to continue to work together as a team player to all stakeholders of the community,” said Gonzalez. “Together we can support one another to achieve our goal for student success in RUSD. Education is the greatest investment that anyone can achieve.”
Freedman and Gonzalez will take on their new roles as Board Members at the March 11, 2021 Board of Education meeting, where the entire Board will restructure and assume new board member positions.
If community members have additional questions, please visit rowlandschools.org or call the Superintendent’s Office at (626) 854-8304.