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Sac County Board of Education Will Appoint New Trustee: Apply by Aug. 15

Former Trustee Penny Schwinn resigned effective July 3; the board will appoint her replacement.

The Sacramento County Board of Education is looking for a new member.

The board will accept applications for its Area 5 trustee position until Aug. 15, and will appoint a new trustee at its Aug. 20 meeting.

The vacancy was created when former Trustee Penny Schwinn resigned to take an administrative job with the Sacramento City Unified School District, according to the Sacramento Bee

Area 5 includes Rosemont, Rancho Cordova and other areas: it encompasses Folsom Cordova Unified, and parts of Elk Grove Unified, Sacramento City Unified and San Juan Unified.

More information from the county office of education follows:

Sacramento County Board of Education Will Appoint to Fill Vacant Trustee Post

At its July 16 meeting, the Sacramento County Board of Education voted to make a provisional appointment to fill a vacancy for Trustee Area 5. By statute, unless an election petition is filed under Education Code 5091, the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall hold office until the next regularly scheduled Board election in June 2014.

The Board will consider applications, interview candidates, and make a provisional appointment at its meeting on August 20, 2013.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment and input prior to the selection.

Area 5 represents the following communities: Alder Creek, Bridge House, Folsom, Gold River, Mather, Mills, Natoma, Nimbus, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Sloughhouse, Walsh Station, and a portion of Vineyard. School districts: small portions of Elk Grove Unified, Sacramento City Unified, and San Juan Unified, and all of Folsom Cordova Unified.

Applications for the vacant Trustee Area 5 seat will be accepted during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and must be received – not postmarked - by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013.  Applications should be submitted to the President of the Sacramento County Board of Education either in person at the David P. Meaney Education Center, 10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA 95655 or by mail to P.O. Box 269003, Sacramento, CA 95826.

The application must include a letter of interest of no more than two pages, a resume and no more than three letters of recommendation. Individuals interested in applying for the open Area 5 Trustee position may contact Carla Miller, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at (916) 228-2410 for further information.

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