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Gonzales resigns from HUSD board

UPDATE: Councilwoman Anna May announced that she is not running for re-election come June, instead setting her sights on the school board.  She said  she has some running mates but would not divulge names at this time. More in tomorrow’s story.

Sarah Gonzales handed in her letter of resignation today. The school board will begin the process to fill the vacancy by approving the procedure tomorrow at a special 1 p.m. meeting that also includes discussion of board goals and meeting protocol.

Gonzales said the resignation is due to health and family reasons. She and her partner are moving to Southern California to take care of an aging family member, and Gonzales is recovering from shoulder-replacement surgery.

She said the decision has little to do with the state of affairs on the school board, other than that she has a lot of work to do that makes it “impossible to do the hard work” required of a board member.

We’ll have a story in tomorrow’s paper.

Eric Kurhi

  • qodrn

    thanks to Sarah for her years of service to the Hayward area, both on the school board and up at Cal State.

  • K Rocchio

    I would also like to thank Sarah Gonzales for her tireless efforts in our community. Among her many contributions, Dr. Gonzales has served Hayward as Asst. Superintendent for Ed Services as well as Trustee in HUSD, Associate Prof of Educational Leadership at CSUEB and has been a member of Hayward Rotary. During the last campaign, it was apparent that Dr. Gonzales has always had the best interest of Hayward in her heart. I do not expect that this was an easy decision for her, but again I believe it is what she felt was best for HUSD.

    Thank you Sarah for your time, dedication and leadership!

  • Alex

    i wish good luck to Anna May on her running for HUSD. hope it will improve during my last years in school…

    too bad i cant vote yet.