San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, James Mousalimas, is seeking re-election in 2018.
Mousalimas has held the position since being elected in 2014.
“The San Joaquin County Office of Education provides a solid foundation for the local system while moving forward to improve education, which is an essential component of both the future of our students and the strength of our community,” Mousalimas said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the voters to lead the SJCOE, as we have increased educational and job-training opportunities for all students, and adapted to ensure our students are ready for the 21st-century careers that await them.”
The Office of Education oversees 14 public school districts and charter schools, serving more than 145,000 students. It is also for financial oversight, ensuring fiscal solvency of the taxpayer-funded education system.
Mousalimas touts 32 years of educational experience in public and private institutions.