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AUSD Board Applicants to be Interviewed Friday, December 8

Special meeting at district office to be livestreamed via Teams

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education will interview applicants for its vacant seat at a special meeting this Friday, December 8 at 5 p.m., at the district office, 2060 Challenger Drive. The meeting is open to the public and will also be livestreamed via Teams.

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The meeting agenda is posted online: December 8 Agenda. To view the livestream, join the meeting online.

  • Meeting ID: 250 852 370 928
  • Passcode Rkyv8d

One seat on the Board of Education became vacant when Board Vice President Megan Sweet resigned in late October. On November 3, the Board of Education unanimously voted to fill the vacancy via appointment. Applications were made available to the community on November 6, with a deadline of December 6 to submit.



The eleven applicants for the vacant seat are on the AUSD Board are:

  • Joyce Boyd
  • Lee Conway
  • Marnie Curry
  • Dan Hurst
  • Shulin Lin
  • Barb McClung
  • David Nelsen
  • Elena Rivkin application withdrawn
  • Margie Sherratt
  • Jeff Smith
  • Alanna (Alex) Spehr

To see the candidate applications, go to the Board of Education Agenda – Special Meeting cover sheet online. Scroll down the page to see links to all of the candidates’ applications.

At the December 8 meeting, each of the AUSD Board applicants will give a three-minute opening statement. Once all candidates have given their statements, each candidate will have two minutes to answer a question posed by the Board. Community members can make two-minute public comments following the question-and-answer period.

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Alameda Unified School District Offices on Challenger Drive. File photo.

The Board will deliberate and vote on a candidate at its public meeting on Tuesday, December 12. The new member will serve for the remainder of Ms. Sweet’s term (until November 2024). The agenda for the December 12 meeting is posted online: December 12 Agenda.

More information about the process is available on the Board Vacancy Process web page.

Susan Davis is the Senior Manager of Community Affairs for the Alameda Unified School District. Reach her at [email protected].

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