PLEASANT HILL -- The Contra Costa County Board of Education is accepting applications through April 28 to fill a board vacancy due to the death of Trustee Ellen Elster earlier this month.
Residents in parts of West and Central Contra Costa represented by Elster are eligible to apply. The area includes Crockett, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Port Costa, Rodeo, and parts of Alamo, Concord, Martinez, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, and Walnut Creek.
The board expects to hold public interviews and make a provisional appointment May 7. The appointee will serve until November, when the seat is up for election.
Prospective applicants can call 925-942-3407. School district and County Office of Education employees are not eligible.