Board of Education
Vice President - San Francisco Board of Education
The Board of Education is comprised of seven members, elected at large to serve four-year terms. It is subject to local, state, and federal laws. The Board determines policy for all public schools, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, in the San Francisco Unified School District, City and County of San Francisco.
The Board of Education is responsible for establishing educational goals and standards; approving curriculum; setting the district budget, which is independent of the city's budget; confirming appointment of all personnel; and approving purchases of equipment, supplies, services, leases, renovation, construction, and union contracts. In order to manage the day-to-day administration of the district, the Board of Education appoints a superintendent of schools.
Cook was elected to the Board of Education in November 2016 with over 150,000 votes. Currently, he serves as the Board's Vice-President which requires that he help set the agenda, make committee assignments, and oversee closed session meetings. Cook serves as Chair of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Personal, Affordability and Labor Relations as well as Curriculum and Rules Committees.