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Issued By:        Pasquale Scuderi, Superintendent
                          Heather Little, President, Board of Education
 Alameda, California – Monday, November 6, 2023 – The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the remaining term of the seat left vacant when Board Vice President Megan Sweet resigned. 
Ms. Sweet, who was serving as Board Vice President this year, announced her resignation at the October 24 Board of Education meeting and officially submitted her resignation on October 26.
The term of this appointment will run from the date of appointment through November of 2024, when the next regularly scheduled Board of Education election will take place.
In accordance with Education Code Section 35107, to be eligible for election or appointment to a seat on the governing board of a school district a person must be:
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • A citizen of the state
  • A resident within the boundaries of the Alameda Unified School District
  • A registered California voter
  • Not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office
According to AUSD Board Policy, when a board seat becomes open, the remaining board members can choose to fill that seat via appointment or special election. At its November 3 public special meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to fill Board Member Sweet’s seat via appointment.   
Interested parties who meet the legal eligibility for membership on the Board of Education are invited to submit a Candidate Application and Information Sheet, a resume, and a letter of interest detailing their qualifications to:
Heather Little, President
Board of Education
c/o Pasquale Scuderi, Superintendent
Alameda Unified School District
2060 Challenger Dr, Alameda, CA 94501
Completed applications can also be emailed to
The application is available on the AUSD's Board Vacancy web page and here. Hard copies are also available at the front desk of the district's office at 2060 Challenger Drive in Alameda. The deadline for submitting the application materials is 5 pm on December 6, 2023.
District staff will review all applications to make sure applicants meet the minimum legal qualifications. Board members will interview the applicants and select one to appoint at the Board’s a public meeting in mid- to late- December
The Board will make a provisional appointment at a special meeting in December.
Questions about the application and selection process should be directed to Kerri Lonergan at 510-337-7187 or at
Alameda Unified School District serves about 8500 students in Alameda, California, an island community in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit the AUSD website, follow @AUSDNews on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our email communications. Questions? Contact Susan Davis, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, at