Arcata School District Needs Applicants for Board of Trustees

This is a press release from the Arcata School District:

A vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees of the Arcata School District, effective December 31, 2020. The Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified person to join the Board for a two-year term. School board participation is an opportunity for residents interested in the academic achievement of local students to help successfully guide the District into the future.

Pursuant to Education Code sections 5091 and 5328, the Board of Trustees of the Arcata School District intends to appoint a qualified person to the board to fulfill this vacancy. Qualifications include being at least 18 years of age, a resident of the Arcata School District, and a registered voter. Additionally, applicants must live in trustee area 1. This area runs along Highway 101/Union/Spring Street to the west, East 16t h Street/Arcata Community Forest to the north, the Hatchery Road area in Blue Lake to the east, and part of Buttermilk Lane/north of Fickle Hill/Quarry Creek area to the south. In addition, this trustee area also includes the region just north of West End Road (North Bank Road, Glendale Drive, Essex Lane, Timmons Lane) to Fieldbrook Road on the eastern side. To determine which trustee area you live in, use the interactive map developed by the District at by entering an address in the search tool at the upper right. 

Persons interested in applying for the position may obtain an application online at , or by calling or writing to Superintendent Luke Biesecker at (707) 822-0351, ext. 4; [email protected]; or 1435 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata CA 95521.

Completed applications must be received in the District Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. The current members of the Board of Trustees expect to interview applicants in open session at a meeting on Monday, February 8. Successful applicants will be seated at that meeting.

Persons desiring to submit questions for the Board’s consideration in connection with the interview process may submit suggested questions in writing to the District Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021.


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