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Fil-Am elected president of San Francisco Board of Education

/ 01:45 AM January 12, 2018

Hydra Mendoza-McConnell is the new president of the San Francisco Born of Education. TWITTER

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously named Vice President Hydra Mendoza-McDonell, a Filipino American, as Board President Shamann Walton’s replacement for the 2018-19 school year.

The board also chose Commissioner Stevon Cook to fill Mendoza-McDonell’s seat.

Walton nominated Mendoza-McDonell, who is serving her third consecutive term on the school board since first winning the city-wide bid in 2006. She in turn nominated Cook, who has served on the school board since 2016.

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School board members are elected at-large to four year terms, but the role of president changes annually, with a new president elected at the first meeting of the new school year.

Three board seats are open in the November election. Commissioner Emily Murase, whose term is expiring, has announced that she will run for re-election.

Mendoza-Walton, elected to the school board in 2014, is not seeking reelection to the body. She’s running for District 10 supervisor in November.

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