Licea, 35, who represents District 1, said that although he has enjoyed serving on the board, he has other commitments to tend to at this time, according to an emailed statement.
“At this point both my business and my family are things that I … need to focus a little more on,” said Licea, who owns Licea Insurance Group.
The trustee has served on the board since 2009, when he was appointed to fill an unexpired term. He then ran unopposed later that year during a special election and in 2010.
He said he gained an appreciated for educators and their work and a better understanding of how a school district differs from a business.
“I’ve learned a lot about the teachers and the students and just all the good things that are going on the district,” he said.
However, he said, he said he also saw the challenges.
Licea said he would like to remain involved with the school district and possibly the implementation of bond projects, if the bond passes.
“I’m just a big believer in public education,” he said. “I think education is the great equalizer.”