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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Hantman, Gallon Chosen to Lead Miami-Dade School Board

Perla Tabares Hantman has been re-elected as Chair of the Miami-Dade County School Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Hantman, who represents District 4, was originally elected to the School Board in 1996.


Ms. Hantman will serve for an unprecedented 12th time as Chair. She is the first Hispanic woman to serve as Chair, and has previously served from 1999-2001, then each consecutive year from 2010-2015 and again from 2017 to 2019.


“My fellow School Board members have given me the greatest honor by once again, electing me to serve as Chair of the School Board,” said Hantman. “We have a responsibility to improve the education of our students. As records show, the district and the students achieve great success when we unite our efforts and work together.”


Dr. Steve Gallon III was elected as Vice Chair. Dr. Gallon, who represents District 1, was first elected to the School Board in 2016. This is his first time as Vice Chair.


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