BERKELEY -- The school district on Thursday released the names of 10 residents who applied for an appointment to a board seat vacated March 31 by President Leah Wilson.
Wilson, who took a job with the Alameda County Superior Court, said she had to resign because her new job could conflict with her duties on the board.
The four remaining school board members will pick one of the 10 applicants by May 8, and the term will run through Nov. 30, 2014. The board considered a special election, but with costs projected between $300,000 and $750,000, that idea was scrapped.
In alphabetical order the applicants are:
After reviewing the applications, the board will make available a list of finalists at its April 24 meeting, where it will further whittle down the candidates with a vote on who proceeds to the next stage.
At a May 1 meeting, each finalist will be allowed a three-minute presentation to the board. The board will make its final choice at that meeting or the following meeting on May 8.
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