SAN JOSE -- Five people have applied to fill a seat on the Berryessa Union School District board.

They are Thelma Boac, a former principal in the East Side Union High School District who ran unsuccessfully in November for a seat on that district's board; David S. Hernandez, executive director of Project Youth Connect and who has run previously for the Berryessa School Board; Carol Percent, a former instructional aide and physical therapist; Rafael Sabic, a bank sales manager; and Michael Schadeck, an adjunct professor in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.

The five are seeking to replace David Neighbors, who resigned suddenly last month after 2½ years on the board. He cited job and travel commitments "that make it difficult to serve the district at the level it deserves." His term extends to November 2014.

The remaining four members of the Berryessa board will interview candidates in a public meeting April 23 and make an appointment that evening.

The district serves 7,980 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade in northeastern San Jose.

Contact Sharon Noguchi at 408-271-3775. Follow her at Twitter.com/NoguchiOnK12.