Applications available for spot on Del Mar school board

The Del Mar Union School District will avoid the $280,000 to $350,000 cost of a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Doug Perkins, and will instead go through an appointment process.

Perkins resigned from the board Jan. 5, as he was elected to the San Diego County Board of Education. By law, the district must fill the position by March 6. At its Jan. 21 meeting, it approved a timeline for finding a new trustee.

Applications are now available on the district’s website and at the district’s office. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Feb. 25.

On March 4, the district will hold a special board meeting in which the applicants will be interviewed and the board will vote on the appointment. The oath of office will be administered at the meeting as well, because of the March 6 deadline.

Applications can be submitted to the district office at 11232 El Camino Real, via fax to 858-755-4361, or via e-mail to