Palo Alto Board of Education member Terry Godfrey was injured in a "serious" car accident this week while traveling with her family in Israel, according to her husband, Steve.
Godfrey, who was on vacation with her husband and two children in Jerusalem, "suffered the most serious injuries of the family," Steve wrote Friday to Superintendent Max McGee in an email, which was provided to the Palo Alto Weekly at his request.
Although Godfrey "has several issues and is in considerable pain, her doctors expect her to make a full recovery," Steve wrote.
The family plans to stay in Israel for at least another week, if not longer, to give Godfrey time to recover well enough to travel, according to her husband.
"Still, we don't, at this time, know when she'll be able to return to her duties as a school board member," he wrote to McGee.
The school board is currently not meeting while the district is on winter break. Its first meeting of 2017 is scheduled for Jan. 10.