Board member resigns position

Trustee Callahan has stepped down.

After serving two and half years of a four-year term, Ventura Unified School District Board of Education Trustee, Ms. Amy Callahan has announced her decision to step down from her Area 3 seat for personal reasons.

“This decision has not been easy and comes after much reflection. Due to personal reasons, I find myself needing to step down from this role that has meant so much to me. I want to convey my gratitude to each of you. Serving this District, which has been integral to my family’s life, has been a privilege. The remarkable educators, dedicated staff, and talented students within this District have made this journey truly rewarding,” stated Callahan.

Callahan, a VUSD alumna, has two children in the Ventura Unified School District. She stated that she intends to continue to be an involved parent who is “excited to witness the continued excellence that the District will undoubtedly achieve.”

“Trustee Callahan has been a steadfast champion of improving the lives of our students since her election in 2020. Her commitment to literacy and equity has helped to guide the Board and the District in our work to ensure every child has the best possible education we can provide. Amy’s dedication has made a tangible difference for our community’s children,” stated Board President Sabrena Rodriguez.

“Trustee Callahan’s ardent passion for literacy has energized several strategic priorities. Her belief in the promise of public education and her dedication to underserved communities have helped shape the dialogue around resource allocation. We thank her for her service to our District,” stated Superintendent Castro.

The Board of Education will look into filling the vacant Trustee seat as soon as possible. There will be a formal process to fill the rest of the term, which expires in December 2024. Information on how that process will be run will be sent as soon as details are finalized.


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