AUSD Now Accepting Applications for Board of Education

Community members encouraged to apply for vacant seat

 Alameda, Calif. – Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the seat left vacant when Solana Henneberry passed away several weeks ago, district leaders announced today.

The application is available on the AUSD website. Hard copies are also available at the front desk of the district’s office at 2060 Challenger Drive in Alameda. The deadline for submitting the applications is 5 pm on March 8, 2017.

According to board policy, when a board seat becomes open, the remaining board members can choose to fill that seat via appointment or special election. At its public meeting on February 28, the Board of Education voted unanimously to fill Board Member Henneberry’s seat via appointment.

Residents of Alameda who are registered to vote and have no disqualifying criminal record are eligible to apply. District staff will review the applications to make sure applicants meet the minimum legal qualifications. Board members will interview the applicants and select one to appoint at the board’s public meeting on March 14, 2017.

Completed applications should be returned to: Office of the General Counsel, Attention: Kerri Lonergan, 2060 Challenger Drive, Alameda, California 94501 or . Questions about the application and selection process should be directed to Chad Pimentel (AUSD General Counsel) at 510-337-7188.