Application period open for Winters JUSD Area 3 Trustee seat

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Applications to apply for the Winters Joint Unified School District Trustee Area 3 seat are now available at the Winters JUSD office and online at Winters residents who reside within the boundaries of Trustee Area 3 zone and who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply for the position. Versions of the Trustee Area maps are available online at The two-page applications can be picked up during business hours at the school district office, or printed off the website and are due in the Superintendent’s office by 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. The Winters JUSD Board of Trustees voted to appoint vs hold a special election to fill the existing board vacancy for the Trustee Area 3 term this year, up until the November 2020 election. The seat was vacated by Michael Olivas who resigned from the position at the Jan. 16 school board meeting. School board president Rudolph Muldong and school board clerk Rob Warren will serve on the sub-committee to review applications starting Feb. 26 to determine if the applicants qualify for the position and if they should be selected for an interview. Candidates will be notified by Feb. 27 whether or not they were selected to interview with the board. The names of the selected candidates will be posted on the School Board meeting agenda on March 2.  The candidates will be interviewed during the March 5 open session school board meeting. The selected applicant will take the Oath of Office and be seated at the same board meeting. Winters JUSD Superintendent Todd Cutler said the selected applicant will be expected to serve as a board member as of the March meeting and will serve through November. The goal is to keep the Trustee Area 3 seat on cycle. In November the seat will be on the ballot for the two remaining years of its term. Trustee Areas 1 and 5 will also be on the November 2020 ballot for their regular four year terms. “If folks are interested and live in Area 3, it’s a great opportunity to serve a short window of time if they believe it’s something for them,” said Cutler. School board trustees are expected to prepare for and attend regularly scheduled school board meetings (usually two a month), any scheduled special meetings as they occur, and serve on different committees as their availability and time allows. Cutler said the elected officials are an important component at the school district. The five board members work along-side each other to make decisions on policy, budget and the direction of the district. “It’s a nice foundation for a successful school district when a board and superintendent are working positively together,” said Cutler. ]]>

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