LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Clark County School District Board of Trustees elected a new president Wednesday.
Trustee Irene Cepeda was elected president of the board. She represents District D and previously served as vice president of the board.
Cepeda was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2018. Cepeda describes herself as a youth leadership development advocate.
“The last two years have been challenging for our staff, students, and their families as we have navigated the education landscape during the pandemic,” said Cepeda. “Embarking on this new chapter as board president, one of my first responsibilities will be looking at ways to heal the divisions within the board. In order to provide the community and Superintendent Jara our support and dedication, the board must focus on student outcomes by closing learning gaps and improving performance as we support the actionable goals laid out in the Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan.”
Trustee Evelyn Garcia Morales was elected the board's vice president and Trustee Lola Brooks was elected clerk.
Trustee Linda Cavazos was the previous president of the board. She tweeted on Dec. 9 that 2021 had been a "very challenging" year as board president.