The application deadline for the vacant seat on the Menlo Park City School District board is 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The school board is scheduled to interview applicants and appoint a new member at a special meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.
Applications for the seat, held until last month by Laura Rich, must be submitted to the district office at 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton in hard copy and with an original signature. It should include a candidate statement with a statement of purpose and description of qualifications, and any other relevant information, according to the district. Eligible applicants must be 18 or older and live in the district.
As of midday Monday, Feb. 3, the district had received no applications for the seat. Superintendent Maurice Ghysels told the Almanac that, in his experience, applicants wait until close to the deadline before submitting their papers.
The appointee will be sworn into office at the board's regular meeting on March 11.
For more information, call the district office at 321-7140.
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