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Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees Member Dan Cunningham Announces Resignation

Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees Member Dan Cunningham Announces Resignation

Dublin, CA – February 28, 2019 – During the February 26, 2019, Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) Board meeting, Trustee Dan Cunningham announced his resignation effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Cunningham has served on the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees since 2008 and his current term was scheduled to end in November 2020.

“I have enjoyed being active in the community and working to make where I live a better place for everyone. My family has been extremely understanding during this time and have sacrificed so that I could serve. That said, I believe that the time has come for me to pursue other endeavors,” said Cunningham in a statement during the Board meeting.

Mr. Cunningham helped the district navigate a tremendous amount of change during his tenure on the board, including rapid student growth, the addition of three new schools, securing land at Camp Parks for a future school site, the selection of a new high school site, and the changes at Dublin High School.

“I have witnessed the transformation of Dublin High School, both physically and academically. Dublin High School is now one of the best high schools not only in the Tri-Valley but also in the State of California,” continued Cunningham.

While there was always a strong focus on elevating the academic excellence in Dublin schools, Mr. Cunningham has also been an ardent supporter of athletics, music programs, and focusing on the wellness of all students and staff.

Next Steps

The District plans to provide details on how the seat will be filled in the near future.

Mr. Cunningham’s resignation creates a second board seat that needs to be filled. A special election to fill the seat vacated by Joe Giannini in October 2018 for Trustee Area 4 is scheduled for June 4, 2019.

“Throughout his years of service, Dan never lost sight of why he was doing this work. He truly made a difference for students and always based his decisions on what he thought was in their best interests. I am saddened to see Dan leave and his leadership will certainly be missed,” said Board President, Amy Miller.

Dr. Leslie Boozer, Superintendent, commented, “We are so incredibly thankful to Mr. Cunningham for his more than a decade of service to our students and community. We will miss his leadership and wish him well in his next steps.”

About the Dublin Unified School District

The Dublin Unified School District serves over 12,300 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment. The district has 12 school sites, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one K-8, and two high schools. The Dublin Unified School District mission is to ensure that every student becomes a lifelong learner by providing a rigorous and relevant 21st-century education that builds resilience and prepares them for college and career or service to our country and for success in the global economy. Dublin schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including Advanced Placement Honor Roll, National Blue Ribbon School, Gold Ribbon Award, Project Lead The Way Distinguished School, California School of Character, National School of Character, California Distinguished School, and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School.

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