Chris Van Schaack to Take Over Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District on Aug. 1
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) will have a new superintendent on Aug. 1. Last month, the board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Chris Van Schaack, who has served as deputy superintendent since 2017.
Van Schaack has worked for the district since 1994. For 12 years, he has led LVJUSD’s negotiations team and he played an important role in the district's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Van Schaack has the full faith and confidence of outgoing superintendent Kelly Bowers.
"Chris is more than prepared to take on the role of superintendent," Bowers said. "He understands the needs of our district and has great vision for propelling it forward. He has the full endorsement of our board and the enthusiastic support of our colleagues to take our district to even greater heights. It is with great pride that I pass the baton to him."
The next superintendent says he won’t let LVJUSD down.
"I recognize the level of trust that goes with assigning responsibility for 13,000 students and 1,500 employees, and I commit to our board and community that not a day will go by when I do not appreciate that in my leadership and decision making," said Van Schaack.