CUSD seeks applicants to be appointed to board
The Claremont Unified School District is accepting applications from residents within the school district boundaries who are interested in serving as a provisional appointee on the Board of Education. The vacant position has been created as a result of Beth Bingham’s resignation. The appointed person will serve the remainder of Ms. Bingham’s unexpired term through November, 2020.
Anyone interested may contact the Superintendent’s Office to request a Candidate Application Packet. Once completed, the application must be hand-delivered on or before April 3, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. to the following address:
Claremont Unified School District
ATTENTION: SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE
170 W. San Jose Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
The application becomes a public record and must be made available for public inspection upon request in compliance with the Public Records Act (Govt. Code 6250 et seq.)
Who is eligible to serve on a school board?
In California, you may be elected or appointed to a governing board of a school district if you are: 18 years of age or older; a citizen of the state; a resident of the school district; a registered voter; and not disqualified by the constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office.
An employee of a school district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee. If the employee does not resign, the employment automatically terminates upon being sworn into office.
Application Review / Notification
On April 6, 2020, after review of applications to ensure eligibility for Board membership, the Superintendent’s Office will post on the District’s website a list of individuals who have submitted a completed application and meet the qualifications for provisional appointment on the Board of Education. The qualified candidates will also be directly notified and invited to the interviews.
Interviews of qualified candidates will be held in Open Session during a Special Meeting at the District Office on April 7, 2020, at 4 p.m.
If selected as the Provisional Appointee, Tuberculosis testing (TB) as well as a background check, including fingerprints, with the Department of Justice and FBI, will be conducted prior to taking the Oath of Office. It is expected that the successful candidate will take the seat at the Board of Education meeting on April 16, 2020.
For further information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (909) 398-0691.