Voters in the Cayucos Elementary School District will cast ballots Nov. 2 in the district’s first contested election since 1992.
Six people are vying for three seats on the five-member board. Terms are four years.
The district administers one K-8 school that currently has about 215 students and 14 teachers. The district’s 2010-11 budget is about $2,255,000.
The candidates are: incumbent Cathy Launchbaugh, a retired utility manager; incumbent Ginger Ortiz, an attorney; incumbent Ron Wilson, an architectural designer and theater consultant; Dan Chivens, a contractor; Michael Foster, a retired certified public accountant; and Kerry Friend, a college chemistry lecturer.
No one filed to run against a fourth incumbent candidate, emergency-medicine physician Eric Jacobsen, appointed in January to replace Robert Schwennicke, who resigned. Jacobsen will be appointed to fill out the remaining two years of the term.
Elaine Thompson, current board president, won’t be up for re-election until 2012.
For details about the district, call 995-3694.
A candidates’ forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cayucos Veterans Memorial Lions Hall, 10 Cayucos Drive, at the pier.
Julian Crocker, county superintendent of schools, will moderate the forum, hosted by the Cayucos Citizens Advisory Council.
Audience members may submit questions at the event.
For information about the forum, call Arley Robinson at 995-0856.