YUMA, Arizona.- David Lara was elected as the new Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) President and Carlos Gonzalez was also elected Vice President for YUHSD’s #70 governing board.
According to KYMA, a key topic discussed during the meeting centered around promoting behavior and disciplinary action.
David Lara points to the district’s Vista school, an alternative school in Yuma that offers students with behavioral issues counseling and guidance.
«It’s a second chance for the kids, and I guess it’s a way to demonstrate that Yuma high school really cares about giving kids a second chance,» says YUHSD President David Lara.
Lara says he’s looking forward to presenting policies to prevent misbehavior and increase discipline for both the Vista school and district schools.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 8.
The City of San Luis Mayor Nieves Riedel congratulated both Lara and Gonzalez stating: «Today history was made for the south of the county Since the president and vice-president represent the best of our communities. For the first time we have a Hispanic President and vice-president at these tables, this benefits us a lot, Since we will have representatives who know first-hand the needs of our students, I wish them much success in this important new position. And as public servants we are at your service.»