New and returning trustees Pat Maple and Terry Parker were sworn in by Educational Opportunity Director Lisa Pettis at the Dec. 17 Zoom meeting. Board members honored Daniel Denier for his leadership role as president and presented him with a plaque, which included a gavel.

“Serving on this board has been the honor of my life,” Denier said. “I truly believe we have left things better than we found them.”

Melissa Neuburger was installed as president and Mark Beck as clerk. The board voted for the interim superintendent to act as secretary to the board.

Trustees Beck and Neuburger will serve on the Mello Roos JPA board; Neuburger will be the county representative to Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE); Beck and Maple will sit on the construction oversight committee; trustees Parker and Dennis Richardson will serve on the City and Schools Committee (CAST) and Richardson and Maple on the transportation committee.

Director Pettis announced that the first adult graduate from the Galt Adult Education is Sam Shore. Shore said, now that he earned is diploma, he will join the United States military.

Curriculum Director Sean Duncan presented next year’s calendar and the trustees approved it unanimously.

Business Director Corey Reihl, Duncan and Pettis were approved as signatories for the district.

Due to COVID-19 state mandates, all sports are suspended. No contact sports will be allowed until the county makes it to Red Tier 2 and stays within that designation for two weeks. Cross Country may be able to resume on Jan. 25, according to Duncan.

The board also discussed meeting days and times, with a desire to have hybrid meetings when possible. They decided to table the item until next month when more information is available; however, they did decide to move public meeting times to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.