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SMJUHSD swears in new board members

Posted at 8:41 PM, Dec 11, 2018

Three Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Board of Education members were sworn in Tuesday night.

Dominick Palera, Diana Perez, and Carol Karamitsos took the Oath of Office. Palera will now serve as the president of the board.

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Superintendent Dr. Mark Richardson and re-elected Board of Education members Carol Karamitsos, Diana Perez and Dominick Palera (Photo Courtesy: SMJUHSD)


SMJUHSD officials say all three were re-elected to the board.

Palera and Perez were first elected in 2014, and their terms will end in 2022. Karamitsos was elected in 2006, and her term also ends in 2022.

“We are happy to have our incumbent board members returning to our governance team,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Richardson. “I look forward to working with them to ensure that the board’s vision is implemented in our district and that our students receive the best possible education.”