Search continues for Aromas-San Juan trustee

Students at San Juan School get on the bus after school in 2012.

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District trustees are still looking to fill a board position that opened in late November.
Trustee Jose Flores resigned for “personal reasons” just before Thanksgiving, leaving an opening for the remaining two years of his four-year term.
“It’s not a bad reflection of the district or anything. It’s just that his spouse has not been able to get a promotion because that would be a conflict of interest,” Jennifer Colby, board president at the time, previously told the Free Lance. “It’s not a guarantee that she would get that position but he would want her to have the opportunity to apply.”
Flores’ position as a trustee had prevented his spouse, Maria, from applying for a lead teacher position that opened mid-year at the district’s Tom Connolly “Mi Escuelita” Preschool.
In early December, the trustees voted to fill the vacant position through an application and interview process instead of a special election. Applications for the vacant trustee position are due to the district office by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8 with public interviews before the board following Jan. 14.
The district has 60 days from when it notified the San Benito County Office of Education about the resignation to secure a trustee either by special election or by an application and interview process.
For more information on the board position, call the district office at (831) 623-4500.

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