At the close of the extended filing period at 5pm on August 11, 2010, no candidates had filed for the Area 6 seat on the San Leandro School Board. As a result, the School Board will have to decide whether to hold a special election or make an appointment by the end of January 2011.
Lisa Hague, the current Area 6 trustee, announced at the August 3 School Board meeting that she would not seek re-election. Hague was appointed to the seat in 2005 after Kimberly Wilson was removed from the School Board for moving out of the trustee area.
According to the Board's bylaws, "If a vacancy occurs four or more months before the end of a Board member’s term, the Board shall, within 60 days of the date of the vacancy or the filing of the member’s deferred resignation, either order an election or make a provisional appointment.... (Education Code 5091)"
In the Area 2 School Board race, Lance James and Victoria Wang are vying to replace Pauline Cutter, who is campaigning for the San Leandro City Council District 5 seat. Cutter was first elected to the School Board in 1998, when she defeated Bill Stephens, who she is now running to replace.
In Area 4, San Leandro School Board incumbent Mike Katz (that's me) faces a challenge from Latrina Dumas. Katz defeated opponent Pete Lismer in 2006 to replace Louis Heystek.
The election will be held on November 2, 2010.