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News Update

Jessica Holmes named to administrative position on state board

Jessica Holmes, who has represented the California Department of Finance’s positions on K-12 issues, will become the chief deputy executive director of the State Board of Education. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment last week.

Holmes has worked in the Department of Finance for eight years, serving most recently as assistant program budget manager. She has advised Govs. Newsom and Jerry Brown on a range of matters, including the Local Control Funding Formula, Proposition 98 funding, state education budgets, charter schools and workforce training. Before joining the department, she taught high school math and engineering in Northern California.