Board of Ed to Decide How to Fill Vacancy in a Special Meeting

SBCUSD Board of Education to Decide How to Fill Vacancy in a Special Meeting
Posted on 01/24/2022
Attention! Important Notice

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education will hold a special meeting on January 25 to determine the process it will use to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Dr. Margaret Hill.  During this public meeting, the District’s six remaining trustees will decide whether to make a provisional appointment or move to a special election to choose a new member for the governing board.


The Board may opt to appoint a new member to serve until the November 2022 general election. If this option is selected, eligible registered voters of the District who want to be considered for the appointment will be able to submit applications beginning January 26 via the SBCUSD website at www.sbcusd.com/sbcusdboard.  The deadline for submission of applications is tentatively set for February 2, 2022. To exercise this option, the Board is required to select an appointee by February 17, 2022.


The Board may also consider a special election that would allow voters to decide on who will fill this open seat. If this option is chosen, the position is expected to appear on the June 2022 ballot.


“We know how much Dr. Margaret Hill loved our District and how much she valued her own service on this Board of Education,” said SBCUSD Board President Dr. Scott Wyatt. “We also know she’d want us to move our District forward in the best interest of the students, staff, and families we serve regardless of our grief. We are honoring her by beginning this process now.” 


The special board meeting will be held in the Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room of the SBCUSD Board of Education Building at 777 N. F Street in San Bernardino beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It can be viewed via the District’s YouTube Channel.  


San Bernardino City Unified School District is the seventh-largest school district in the state of California, serving nearly 47,000 K-12 students in 72 schools.  For more information about the District, visit www.sbcusd.com.  The Board of Education is a seven-member governing body elected at large by voters of the San Bernardino City Unified School District to serve staggered four-year terms.   

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