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The Board of Education of Salida School District R-32-J has two vacancies on the Board of Education following the Nov. 5 election. Under state law, the Board declared a vacancy in school Director District 1 and Director District 5 at the regular meeting Nov. 12.

The board says that it is continuing to pursue eligible representatives for both vacant school district seats. Interested persons are invited to send an application to the Board of Education courtesy of Board Secretary Brandy Coscarella with a statement of interest and qualifications by Dec. 4.

The board will interview prospective candidates Dec. 10, in a public meeting. To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must reside in the director district that the applicant is seeking (i.e., Salida School District 1 or District 5) and must have been a registered elector of the Salida School District for at least 12 consecutive months before the date of appointment. The appointee(s) will serve until the next regular school biennial election in November 2021.

Board of Education Vacancy Application packets are to be turned in to Brandy Coscarella, School Board Secretary at 349 E 9th St. in Salida. Interested candidates must complete an application that consists of a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references. The application must be received in the office of the Secretary to the Board of Education by 4 p.m. on Dec. 4.

The Board of Education plans to appoint persons to fill this vacancy at its regular meeting scheduled on Dec. 10.