Cindy Wilcox announced Monday she will not seek reelection to the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board after serving two “inspiring and uplifting” yet “frustrating” four-year terms on the board.
Wilcox joined the school board in December 2003 and began her second term in December 2007. She ran unopposed both times, first with Jinny Dalbeck in 2003 and again with current board colleague Jeanne Broberg in 2007, as one of two candidates for two open positions. Wilcox and Broberg’s seat will be up for grabs in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.
“I regret that I will be leaving the board during a period of financial crisis, but the hard times are not going to end soon,” Wilcox said in a prepared statement. “We need people with new ideas and a fresh approach.”
Throughout her years of service, Wilcox has often been the “odd man out” in matters of business, such as teacher evaluations and the possibility of operating the district under a charter status. Fellow board member Joel Peterson said in an interview Monday that regardless of her methods, he’s always respected Wilcox's dedication to students and to the district.