Solana Beach School District Bids Farewell to Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger and Longtime Trustee Vicki King

Two leaders of the Solana Beach School District have announced their exits.

Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger will retire on January 2 after 35 years in education. 

School board trustee Vicki King is also stepping down to pursue a career in education consulting. Her last meeting will be on Nov 8. 

Brentlinger has helmed the district since 2018.

“My time in SBSD has afforded me the opportunity to combine my passion for students with phenomenal teachers, support personnel, leadership, an active and supportive parent community, and a dedicated board of education; all equally focused and committed to student success,” the superintendent said in a news release.

School Board President Debra Schade credited Brentlinger with the reconstruction or modernization of the district’s seven school campuses.

She added:

“Superintendent Brentlinger will be greatly missed, however, we are grateful her legacy leaves the district in an excellent position to continue and build upon her accomplishments under new leadership."

King was first elected to the school board in 2006 and has worked under four superintendents.

“It has been an honor of a lifetime to work with this dedicated, student-focused board and serve the students, staff, families and community of Solana Beach School District for so many years,” King said in a news release. “My family and I moved to Carmel Valley to become part of the SBSD and I am proud of the work we have accomplished together, and the work that will continue on behalf of SBSD students. I look forward to attending events and continuing to support SBSD schools as a community member.”

The board has 60 days to fill King’s seat. Her replacement will serve until the next general election in 2024. They could then run for a two-year term.