UPDATE: The Santa Clara County Office of Education provided the following statement from Board president Leon Beauchman:
“The Board is aware of the incident involving Ms. Song. I understand that she has been undergoing a very difficult divorce and we respect her privacy. Ms. Song has served with distinction on this Board for more than a dozen years. Our Board of Education remains committed to serving the students, families and communities of Santa Clara County and we will continue with that commitment.”
Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee Anna Song was arrested last week on suspicion of spousal abuse.
A Santa Clara Police Department arrest log shows the four-term school board member was arrested on the misdemeanor charge just after 8pm July 7. She was released on $10,000 bail the next day, jail officials said.
Santa Clara police spokesman Lt. Kurt Clarke declined to talk about the case, but confirmed that it’s been taken up by the District Attorney’s Office.
DA spokesman Sean Webby also hesitated to provide any details because the case is still pending. The incident involves two public officials. Song’s husband, Chris Stampolis, serves on the Santa Clara Unified School Board.
“We don’t know at this point if we’re even going to file charges,” Webby said. “It’s too soon to tell.”
Song did not immediately return a call for comment. The Santa Clara resident was first elected to the county board in 2000 and won re-election to three successive terms.
Her bio on the county Office of Education website boasts about her decades of experience in youth education and “domestic violence intervention.” She holds a degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley.
Stampolis made headlines in 2008 when TMZ released audio of a 9-1-1 call from a woman who claimed to have been assaulted by him a few years earlier.
Calls to the Santa Clara County Office of Education were also not immediately returned.