Published July 5th, 2023
AUHSD board seeks to fill vacancy
By Sora O'Doherty
The Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) governing board at its June 14 meeting decided to make a provisional appointment to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of board member Kristin Connelly. Connelly resigned "due to the need to exclusively focus on [her] responsibilities as Contra Costa County's Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters." Connelly was elected to that position in November 2022. Her resignation was effective June 30.
AUHSD Superintendent John Nickerson said, "We are grateful for Ms. Connelly's commitment and service to the AUHSD students and greater community since her initial election in 2018."
The provisional appointment process must be completed by Aug. 9. The board will be accepting applications for the provisional appointment until 4 p.m. on July 21. The board will interview eligible applicants at a public special board meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3. According to the board's Bylaw 9223, the public will have the opportunity to provide oral or written input.
The district will hold an orientation at the district office for eligible applicants at 6 p.m. on July 26, a week prior to the public interviews on Aug. 3. The Board will select the appointee by majority vote, The appointed seat will be up for election as part of the next general election, which will be in November 2024.
An application form can be obtained from the district office receptionist at 1212 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette or online from the district website. To be considered, an applicant for the vacant seat, a letter of interest, current resume, and the completed application form must be submitted in person to the superintendent's office or via email ( no later than 4 p.m. on July 21.
For further information about the Acalanes Union High School District go to or contact John Nickerson at or (925)280-3900 extension 6602.

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