LANCASTER –Janette Crawford, school board president of Eastside Union School District in Lancaster, was recently honored for 19 years of service on the school board.
“Janette is the type of leader any district would hope to find,” stated Eastside Union School District Superintendent Mark Marshall. “She always makes decisions with our students in mind and works hard to make Eastside the best district in the valley.”
Crawford was first elected to the school board in 1993, and she went on to serve three consecutive terms. She served 12 years before deciding not to run again in November 2007. That decision was short lived, and Crawford was appointed back to the board in 2008 to fill a vacancy. Crawford has served as president of the school board three times since joining.
“I feel like the Eastside community is my family,” Crawford stated. “I am here to serve the children of my community and encourage them to become all that they can be.”
Crawford, an Antelope Valley native, grew up in East Lancaster and attended Eastside Elementary through eighth grade. She then attended Antelope Valley High School and Antelope Valley College before continuing to California State Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/marketing.
The Eastside Union School District board meeting Dec. 8 was Crawford’s last meeting as president. For her nearly two decades of service, Crawford was presented with awards of appreciation from Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, State Senator Steve Knight, State Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.