DUBLIN -- The Dublin School Board has set a 4 p.m. Friday deadline to apply for a board vacancy to be filled by appointment later this month.

The position opened up last month after David Haubert quit the Dublin School Board to begin serving a Dublin City Council term he was elected to in November. Rather than hold an expensive special election to replace Haubert, the Dublin School Board voted 4-0 in December to appoint his replacement after interviewing those who apply for the post.

One candidate who announced he is applying is Austin Ogden, a recent Dublin High School graduate who lost in the November election but made a strong showing that impressed the school board. Ogden said he will apply because he wants to bring a student's point of view to the board.

Greg Tomlinson, the school board president, said Ogden would be a serious candidate for the appointment, although there is no guarantee he would get the post.

"I think he (Ogden) deserves serious consideration," Tomlinson said. "He showed he has a lot of support."

Ogden finished fourth, losing to incumbents Tomlinson, Amy Miller and Dan Cunningham. The school board plans to pick its new member Jan. 22. Application packets for the board vacancy can be obtained online at www.dublinusd.org under "headlines."

Applications also can be picked up at the main school districts at 7471 Larkdale Ave., Dublin, or any main office of a Dublin public school. To order an application via email, send a request to fischershelley@dublin.k12.ca.us.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff.