The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education decided this week that it will fill a vacancy on the board by appointment by March 23.
The District 5 seat on the five-member board became vacant Jan. 25 upon the resignation of the board’s vice president, David Barton.
The school district will accept applications for the board seat until March 2. First-round interviews will be conducted by a committee that includes representatives from LBUSD’s employee unions, management association and the Long Beach Council PTA. Facilitating the interview process will be Ruth Ashley, assistant superintendent of human resource services.
Second-round interviews of the top three candidates will be conducted by all members of the school board. Appointment of the winning candidate would be made at a special board meeting unofficially scheduled for Friday, March 23.
Application forms and more information will be made available at lbschools.net in the coming days.