On Monday, July 26, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will hold a special board meeting to address further action in the latest changes to the district’s leadership. At the July 14 board meeting, Board President Dr. Eduardo Reyes announced his resignation at the end of the meeting and stated his intent to apply for the position of CVESD superintendent. Superintendent Dr. Francisco Escobedo previously announced his retirement effective the end of August, and the Board appointed Deputy Superintendent Oscar Esquivel as interim superintendent until a new superintendent is hired.
With Reyes’ resignation, Board Vice President Kate Bishop took over as board president. Monday’s board meeting will discuss how to fill the vacant seat on the board and how to conduct the hiring process for a new superintendent.
Reyes said that the Lakeside Union School District recently showed how a board member can effectively transition to superintendent in a press release.
“With this in mind, I am announcing this evening that I will be resigning my position from the Board [of Education] so that I may be considered as a candidate for the permanent position of superintendent of this amazing District,” Dr. Reyes stated. “I look forward to participating in this competitive process.”
LUSD Trustee Dr. Rhonda Taylor resigned her board position in May, and out of 20 candidates was selected for the superintendent position which began on July 1.
Reyes was elected to the Board of Education in November 2014 with his term ending in 2022.