RCSD Welcomes New Area II Trustee while Area V Representative Returns for New Term
Two Redwood City School District (RCSD) Trustees were sworn into office during the December 14, 2022, public Board of Trustees meeting. It was a special moment for both Cecilia Márquez and David Weekly as their own children helped them take the oath of office.
Trustee Cecilia Márquez returns for a second term to represent Area V while Mr. David Weekly will serve RCSD as a Trustee for the first time. Mr. Weekly will represent Area II after the retirement of Trustee María Díaz-Slocum who served RCSD children for 21 years.
Ms. Márquez and Mr. Weekly will both serve four-year terms.
Trustee Cecilia Márquez:
A McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate and a 35 year Redwood City resident, Trustee Cecilia Márquez begins her second term on the School Board. Her children attended the Spanish Immersion program (at both the original and current campuses), Roosevelt School, and Kennedy Middle School.
First elected in 2018, Ms. Márquez represents Area V. Trustee Area V includes school sites Garfield School, Hoover School, and Taft School as well as portions of the attendance zones for Garfield School, Hoover School, and Taft School.
Trustee Márquez's children help her take the oath of office
Trustee David Weekly:
A parent with children in the Mandarin Immersion program at Orion Alternative School, Trustee David Weekly will serve his first term. His wife, Rebecca Weekly, chaired the Measure T Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
Mr. Weekly represents Area II. Trustee Area II includes school sites McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT), North Star Academy, Orion Alternative School, and Roosevelt School as well as portions of the attendance zones for Clifford School, Henry Ford School, Roosevelt School, and Roy Cloud School.
Trustee Weekly's children help him take the oath of office.
Ms. Márquez and Mr. Weekly will join Trustees Janet Lawson, Trustee Area III; Alisa MacAvoy, Trustee Area I; and Mike Wells, Trustee Area IV.
In Redwood City School District (RCSD), the Board of Trustees is elected using a “by-trustee area” elections system. Voters elect their RCSD Trustees based on the specific area in which the voter lives. The voter's residence, not the school attended, is used to determine which RCSD Trustee represents the particular Trustee Area.
In 2023, Cecilia Márquez will lead the School Board as President while Janet Lawson will serve as Vice President.