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Re-elected trustees Victor Tognazzini and Dr. Jack Garvin of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District were sworn in at the Dec. 12 board meeting.

Tognazzini, who has vowed to ensure quality educational opportunities remain available, was first elected to the district in 2003.

Dr. Garvin, who also served as board president and was elected in 2004, said he “appreciated all the support” and insists the district’s educational progress won’t stop on his watch.

The new board president is Dr. Carol Karamitsos.

SMJUHSD superintendent Dr. Mark Richardson said he is proud to be part of a team with all the trustees including Mr. Tognazzini and Dr. Garvin, because they are “committed” to preparing the students for life’s challenges by providing them with a sound education. Dr. Richardson also praised the trustees for supporting teachers, staff and all communities the district serves.

Mr. Tognazzini is the general manager of Tri-Valley Vegetable Harvesting, Inc., and director of field food safety for Gold Coast Packing and Gold Coast Farms in Santa Maria. Dr. Garvin served as an educator for more than 40 years and was the former superintendent of Orcutt Union School District.