The Campbell Union School District appointed its newest board member, Saratoga resident Thomas Gemetti at its last board meeting.
Gemetti is an accountant and the parent of a son attending transitional kindergarten at Capri Elementary and a daughter at Forest Hill Elementary School. He was one of 12 candidates interviewed to complete the term vacated when Scott Kleinberg resigned this past July. The term ends in 2014.
"I believe in making sure we educate our kids to their highest potential," Gemetti said.
Gemetti said there are two things that set him apart from the other candidates vying for the seat:
1. A background in finance/accounting that provides oversight for the board and
2. A passion for education of kids for the while district.
"I'm really passionate to be on the board long term," he said. "I see this a longer-term commitment."
Gemetti said that he is looking forward to getting up to speed quickly so as to become a contributing member of the board.
“I am also looking forward to visiting all the schools and getting to know what’s going on at all the schools in our district.”
Campbell Union School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Andrew administered the oath of office on Sept. 13.
"The role of the board is to set policy for the school district,” Andrew said. “They bring in the parent perspective as liaisons. Thomas has a lot of expertise that is important to a school board and he's active in our current schools. I'm very excited about the appointment."
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