A Lucia Mar school board member has resigned, leaving a vacancy on the seven-member South County school district board.
Small-business owner Tiffany Alcantara, who ran unopposed for the seat representing Nipomo last year, is moving to Oceano. Board members must live in the area they serve.
Applications to fill the vacancy can be submitted starting Tuesday.
“I really loved it, and it was a hard decision to come to,” said Alcantara, 29. “I come away from it with confidence in our district and our superintendent.”
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She said she’s proud of board decisions to approve a new teacher evaluation and training program (known as TAP) and plans for a New Tech High program on the Nipomo High campus.
Alcantara, who has an eighth-grade daughter at Judkins Middle School, said she might consider serving on the board again if the Oceano seat was vacant.
She took over ownership of a local franchise, Home Instead Senior Care, in October 2009 and has been working there since 2001. The business helps seniors stay in their homes as they age.
Her resignation will be effective on Monday.
“Tiffany will be greatly missed,” Lucia Mar Superintendent Jim Hogeboom said in a statement. “She truly cares about the education of our students, and that showed through all her hard work and dedication while she was a member of our board.”
Applications and more information about the vacancy will be available at www.lmusd.org.
The deadline to submit applications for the position is 4 p.m., Sept. 8.
Applicants must be registered voters in the district and live within trustee area No. 1 (interested Nipomo residents can check with the county Clerk-Recorder’s Office to see if they live in the correct area).
The Lucia Mar district serves more than 10,600 students in 17 schools.