Press Release: Berkeley School Board President Resigns

Mark Coplan
Monday March 18, 2013 - 11:21:00 AM

Berkeley School Board President Leah Wilson has recently been named the new Court Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alameda County Superior Court. Due to future potential conflicts of interest arising from her role as CEO and Clerk of the Court, Ms. Wilson is resigning from her position on the School Board. 

"Although I am thrilled by the incredible opportunity presented by my new leadership position with the Alameda County Superior Court, I am deeply saddened that I must resign from the School Board," said Ms. Wilson. "I have taken my role as an elected official, and my responsibility to the community that I represent, including District students and staff, and the broader Berkeley citizenry, very seriously. I apologize for not being able to fulfill my commitment, and will continue to work to support and improve Berkeley schools in whatever capacity I am able.” 

Ms. Wilson will resign her post on the School Board effective March 31, 2013. 

It is anticipated that the Board will seek applicants for a replacement appointment. Ms. Wilson’s resignation will be addressed at a Special Meeting at 6:25 p.m. on March 20, 2013, prior to the scheduled Board Study Session. The location for both will be in room 126 of the BUSD Administration Building at 2020 Bonar Street.