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Sacramento County Board of EducationCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Bina Lefkovitz

University Faculty
22,712 votes (55.41%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increased number of social workers located in schools to improve access to mental health supports
  • Increased investment in career education, civic education and early college courses to better engage students and ensure they are prepared for college, career and civic life
  • Improve access to affordable, quality child care and full roll out of the new Tk programs at schools so students start school ready to learn and parents can work



Profession:educator/youth advocate/consultant
Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Eduacation — Elected position (2017–2022)
Youth Council, Workforce Investment Board — Appointed position (2000–2008)
Chairperson and member, Sacramento County Children's Coalition — Appointed position (1996–2002)


University of Texas at Austin Master in Public Policy, Public Policy (current)
Tulane Unversity BA, Sociology (current)


Bina Lefkovitz, has served as a  Trustee on the Sacramento County Board of Education since 2017, including a term as Board President. Professionally she has worked in various capacities in the youth and community development fields for the past 35 years. Her expertise is in policy, program and partnership development, community and youth development.


Professionally she consults with organizations on youth leadership, civic engagement and youth friendly mental health strategies. Her current projects include supporting the new Youth Behavioral Health Advisory Board established by the County Board of Supervisors, advising on ways to further diversify and build out pathways and pipelines into behavioral health careers, and advocating for more school based mental health supports.

Previous projects include: developing the  City of Sacramento Summer At City Hall program, coaching 4 cities around the state to create Governments Engaging Youth programs, advising the City Manager on the creation of the Neighborhood Services Department at the City, founding and co-directing a nonprofit, the Youth Development Network (YDN), and serving as the Community Development Director for the Housing and Redevelopment Agency.


As an educator she serves as part time faculty at CSUS teaching Freshman Seminar, and for the California School Boards Association Master’s In Governance program that trains school board members in good governance practices.


Ms. Lefkovitz has a B.A. from Tulane University and a Master’s Degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy.


She has served as President of the Sacramento County Board of Education, Past President of Congregation B’nai Israel’s Board of Directors, Chairperson of the Sacramento County Children’s Coalition, Chairperson of the Bret Harte School Site Council, a leader with Area Congregations Together, member of Sacramento City Unified School District Civic Seal, Social and Emotional Learning, Graduate Profile, and Career Eduaction Adivsory committees. 

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