Board Highlights
from the August 13, 2019 meeting
MUSD's Board of Education selects Hai Minh Ngo
for vacant seat
After several hours of candidate interviews on Aug. 13, the Board selected Hai Minh Ngo as the provisional appointee for the open seat, which was vacated by Daniel Bobay earlier this summer.  

Ngo has been a part of Rose Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) since his oldest child started Kindergarten there during the 2018-2019 school year. He has also been serving as a volunteer on the Community Board Advisory Council (CBAC). 
After Ngo was selected by the Board, Superintendent Cheryl Jordan administered an oath of office. 

"It feels amazing to go through this experience,” said Ngo. "I can’t be more ecstatic about being selected.”  

Seventeen people submitted applications for the board seat, and eight had been selected by the Board subcommittee to appear for interviews in an open session. 

"I think that it demonstrates the care that our Board takes in how they see their roles in supporting our school district and community. They wanted to make sure they had the right person to join the team, and they took time to deliberate and be thoughtful about who they ultimately selected,” said Superintendent Jordan. 

Board Vice President Hon Lien added: “He will be a great addition to the Board, and I know he will put all his time and effort into caring for our children in the district."

The district will publicly post the provisional appointment, and if uncontested, Hai Minh Ngo will fulfill the board vacancy until elections in November 2020.
School board shows full support of Jordan's leadership with contract extension
Milpitas Unified School District’s governing body approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Cheryl Jordan through June, 30 2022 by a unanimous 4-0 vote at the Aug. 13 Board of Education meeting.

Board President Chris Norwood praised Jordan’s leadership and work ethic since joining MUSD three years ago, initially as an interim superintendent.

“She has been relentless in her effort to be the best superintendent she can be. She comes in very early and she stays very late,” said Norwood of Jordan. “She’s improved her communications and leadership skills, and I look forward to her continued leadership for many years to come.”

Jordan introduced MUSD’s “Culture of We” mantra that celebrates the district’s unique diversity among its student body and their families.

“It’s about being part of a team from the executive cabinet to the school board to the faculty and staff to the parents and the teachers,” said Jordan at the Aug. 13 meeting. “It’s not just one individual. It’s our championship team here at MUSD.”

As part of Jordan’s new amended agreement, which is aligned with the same compensation increases given to the Milpitas Teachers Association and Classified Employees Association Chapter 281 in May, the superintendent received a 3 percent pay raise retroactive to July 1, 2018 and a 2 ½ percent increase effective July 1, 2019.