Completed Application Packets Due by January 14, 2021
ELK GROVE, Calif. – December 18, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its seven-member Board of Education. The open Trustee 4 seat on the Board was created after former trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen resigned during the December 7, 2020 Board Meeting to assume the position of Mayor of the City of Elk Grove. On December 15, 2020, the Board announced its intention to begin the process of provisionally appointing an interested candidate to fill the vacated seat.
Interested candidates are invited to submit an Application Packet to the Superintendent’s Office at the Elk Grove Unified School District [9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624] or via email to Superintendent Christopher Hoffman [firstname.lastname@example.org] by 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2021.
The Application Packet includes:
- Provisional Appointment Process and Timeline
- Candidate Information
- Declaration of Residency
- Reference Sheet
- Candidate Questionnaire
- Elk Grove Unified School District Governing Board Bylaw 9223
On January 21, 2021, a screening committee will post the names of candidates who will be invited to participate in an interview. On January 26, 2021, the Board will interview candidates for the vacant position in open session. The Board will, at that time, consider making a provisional appointment. California law requires that candidates meet the following minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for provisional appointment to the Board:
- The candidate must be at least 18 years of age
- The candidate must be a citizen of California
- The candidate must be a resident of Trustee Area Four
- The candidate must be a registered voter
- The candidate must not be disqualified from holding a civil office
The Board is responsible for ensuring the District operates effectively and efficiently. Trustees commit a significant amount of time, energy, effort and dedication to ensure that the District can appropriately serve our community. For more information regarding the provisional appointment process, or the duties of a school board member, please contact the Superintendent’s Office.
Timeline for Provisional Appointment:
- December 15, 2020. The Board will announce its intention to begin the process of provisionally appointing an interested candidate to fill the vacated seat.
- December 18, 2020 – January 14, 2021. The District will advertise the vacancy and provisional appointment process, and candidates may submit applications.
- January 14, 2021. All applications must be completed and submitted to the District Office [9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624] or via email to Superintendent Christopher Hoffman [email@example.com], by 4:00 pm on January 14, 2021.
- January 15, 2021 – January 21, 2021. The screening subcommittee will review and screen the applications.
- January 21, 2021. The District will post the names of the candidates to be interviewed by the end of the day.
- January 26, 2021. The District will hold a special board meeting to interview candidates in open session. The Board will vote to select the provisional appointee, and the new appointee will be sworn in.
- By February 5, 2021. The District will post a notice of the vacancy and the provisional appointment, and publish it in a newspaper of general circulation. Within 30 days of the appointment, registered voters may file a petition for special election with the County Superintendent of Schools in the manner specified in Education Code section 5091, subdivision (c).
Boundary Information/Trustee Area 4 Map
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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