Eugene Brucker Education Center is headquarters of the San Diego Unified School District. Photo courtesy sandi.net

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education reminded those interested in filling the vacant board seat that the deadline for applications is Tuesday at noon.

A replacement will be appointed for Marne Foster, who resigned after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.

Applications can be submitted online (www.sandiegounified.org) or in person at the district’s Normal Street headquarters.

The applicant appointed to fill the rest of Foster’s term will also be allowed to run for a full term in the June primary election.

The board plans to have the new member sworn in at the March 1 meeting.

Applicants will get their first chance to be heard by the board on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at a public hearing and special meeting of the board. That meeting will be held in the Herbert Ibarra Elementary School multipurpose room in City Heights at 4877 Orange Ave. Three finalists will be announced at that meeting.

A second special meeting was scheduled for Feb. 23 at the Eugene Brucker Education Center on Normal Street, in which the three finalists will be allowed more time to respond to interview questions by the board. The board will decide at the conclusion of that meeting who will be appointed.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter living in District E for at least 30 days, but not employed by the San Diego Unified School District.

The applications may also include letters of recommendation and a list of endorsements. The completed applications will be made public before the appointment so the public can see who applied and might be best qualified for the position.

Foster, 47, resigned last week after pleading guilty to receiving financial gifts over the legal limit. She admitted that a benefactor gave her son money toward a theater camp in 2014 and paid for his airline tickets.

–City News Service

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