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Trustee Area 5 Special Election

TRUSTEE AREA 5 - SPECIAL ELECTION UPDATE (7/15/21)

When will the special election occur? Per the Education Code, the county superintendent of schools shall order a special election to be conducted no later than the 130th day after the determination. However, if an established election date, as defined in Section 1000 of the Elections Code, occurs between the 130th day and the 150th day following the order of the election, the county superintendent of schools may order the special election to be conducted on the established election date.
 
The Special Election for Trustee Area 5 will occur on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Additional information will be added on the District website as it becomes available. Members of the community may also find information at the San Diego Regstrar of Voters at https://www.sdvote.com/.

TRUSTEE AREA 5 - UPDATE (6/10/21)

On April 22, 2021, the Board made a provisional appointment of Trustee Ty Humes for Trustee Area 5 pursuant to Education Code section 5091(a). Yesterday evening (June 9, 2021), the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools notified the District that pursuant to Education Code section 5091(c)(2), a petition to hold a special election for Trustee Area 5 was deemed legally sufficient thereby ending the provisional appointment.
 
When will the special election occur? Per the Education Code, the county superintendent of schools shall order a special election to be conducted no later than the 130th day after the determination. However, if an established election date, as defined in Section 1000 of the Elections Code, occurs between the 130th day and the 150th day following the order of the election, the county superintendent of schools may order the special election to be conducted on the established election date.
 
We currently do not have a date of the special election, but we will continue to update this information on the District website as it becomes available.
 

PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT - Ty Humes

 

INITIAL PROCESS

In order to ensure the process moves forward without bias, all questions, comments, or inquiries should be directed by email to the Board Secretary at superintendent@sduhsd.net. Please do not contact individual trustees regarding this process. 
 
Board Bylaw 9223, Filling Vacancies
 
The online application closed at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Updated Timeline Based on Board Resolution at the March 29, 2021 Special Board Meeting
 
March 19
Vacancy created in Trustee Area 5 (2022 Term)
March 29
  • Discuss overall timeline
  • Board of Trustee Resolution calling for the provisional appointment on April 22
      • Motion Allman, Second Muir
      • Aye: Allman, Mossy, Muir
      • Nay: Young
March 30 – April 16
  • Education Code Section 5091 posted on the District Website
  • Provisional appointment Process
    • Application posted on district website on April 2, 2021
    • Press release announcing vacancy and describing process for applying
    • Deadline for applications to be received at 3:00pm on April 16, 2021
    • Contact Registrar of Voters to confirm residency and voter registration status of candidates [Elvira Vargas (858) 505-7210 or Campaign Services (858) 505-7260]
April 19
  • Applications and supporting documents to be posted with the agenda on April 19, 2021
  • Notify candidates of time and location of interviews
April 22
  • Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
o   Provisional appointment candidates attend the meeting
o   Candidates tentatively scheduled for three minutes for a presentation with follow-up questions from the Board of Trustees
o   Board action item to make a provisional appointment – Majority vote required
o   Administration of Oath of Office and seating of appointee, Ty Humes
April 22 – May 22
  • Post notice of provisional appointment
  • Potential petition calling for a special election [EC, § 5091]
      • 30 days from time of appointment the required number of signatures need to be submitted to the County Superintendent of Schools
      • If the County Superintendent of Schools determines the petition has the legally sufficient number of signatures, the provisional appointment is terminated pending an election