ES&P Student Appointed as Trustee for Centralia School District

Students and faculty in our Environmental Science and Policy program are proud to announce that one of our students was recently appointed to serve as Trustee of the Centralia Elementary School District in western Orange County.  The District’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ian Macdonald to complete a term that will end in December 2020. Based on reporting by the Buena Park/Anaheim Independent community web site, Macdonald’s appointment was supported by former Centralia Teachers’ Association President Rhodia Shead, former Centralia School Board President Steve Harris, Buena Park City Councilman Connor Traut, and numerous PTA parents.  The Centralia School Board governs a $50 million budget for elementary schools in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma and West Anaheim. Centralia serves approximately 4,400 students, who speak over 20 languages, including Spanish, Korean and Tagalog.

Now 21 years old, Ian has served as the Chair of Centralia’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and has also volunteered with Centralia’s Neighborhood Resource Center which connects underprivileged families to a wide range of child care, food and medical resources.  His most recent appointment to the Board of Trustees will add to his already impressive list of accomplishments.