The San Lorenzo Unified School District Board of Education voted Dec. 20 to reappoint Kyla Sinegal as board president and select Trustee Juan Campos as vice president, both for calendar year 2023.
The board approved the appointments during a regular board meeting as part of an annual reorganization.
Sinegal, a human resources administrator, was elected in 2016 and reelected in 2020. She served as board president this past year and in 2020. Campos, who works as a youth advocate, was appointed by the board in 2018 to fill a vacant seat. As vice president, he succeeds Trustee Alicia Gonzalez, who was elected to the board in 2020.
At the start of the meeting, Campos and Trustee Samuel Medina were sworn in by Superintendent Dr. Daryl Camp for their new four-year terms, both uncontested. Medina was appointed to the board in 2017 and elected in 2018. The board’s fifth trustee is Penny Peck, a retired librarian in San Leandro who was first elected in 2012. She was president in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021.
Trustees and community members praised Sinegal for her leadership during the district’s response to the pandemic.
She pledged to continue advocating for student rights and equity and thanked her colleagues for their dedication and collegiality. “I value the partnerships we have with one another,” Sinegal said. “We are able as a governance team to have really crucial, hard conversations and still honor one another for our different viewpoints.”
The San Lorenzo district, founded in 1859, serves more than 8,500 students in the unincorporated Alameda County community of San Lorenzo, as well as parts of San Leandro and Hayward. The district operates nine elementary schools, three middle schools, four high schools on three sites, an independent study program (DICE) and an adult school.