Trustee Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas is the new president of the Fresno Unified school board, replacing embattled Brooke Ashjian, who will continue to serve as a trustee.
Ashjian – who outlasted months of criticism and community appeals for his ouster – was eligible to serve as president for another year, but Jonasson Rosas was the only trustee nominated at Wednesday night’s board meeting.
Ashjian did not return requests for comment, but during a radio interview on Thursday showed his support for Jonnason Rosas. “It was my idea to rotate (who serves as president),” he said. “It should change every year.”
Also during the KMJ interview, Ashjian stood by the words that got him in hot water. “The truth of the matter is I didn’t kneel to the pagan god,” Ashjian said. “I stood for what I believed in.”
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