Sonoma Valley school district to discuss filling Dunbar trustee seat

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District at its regular Tuesday board meeting will discuss how to handle filling the trustee seat that will be vacated by the retirement of the current board president Nicole Abate Ducarroz at the end of this month.

Ducarroz announced her retirement in August to manage her daughter's – a competitive BMX freestyler – bid for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The board will decide Tuesday if it wants to appoint an applicant to the Dunbar Trustee seat or hold an election. Depending on which manner the board selects, members will also have to decide a timeline, the application and interview process, if necessary.

Those eligible for the seat include anyone who is 18 years or older, lives in the Dunbar Elementary School representative area, is a citizen of California, a registered voter, and is not legally disqualified for holding a civil office position.

Trustees symbolically represent specific districts within all of Sonoma Valley Unified School District and are voted for by the entire district.

The board will discuss that and other agenda items at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the school district office, 17850 Railroad Ave.

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