Lucia Mar's David Foster resigns from school board

Lucia Mar school district board member David Foster submitted his resignation from the school board, effective today, district administrators announced this afternoon.

Foster, who was first elected to the board in 2006 and represents the Oceano area, said in a statement from the district superintendent’s office that he is moving temporarily out of the area because of family obligations.

“I have enjoyed my term of board service on behalf of our students and community,” he said.

The position will remain unfilled until the Nov. 2 election.

Lucia Mar trustees are elected from four areas, depending on where the board members live, but are voted on by South County residents at large. The school district is the largest in the county and has about 10,700 students.

Longtime board member Georgie O’Connor is not running for re-election, ending her nearly five decades of service on the board.

The other seat up for re-election is held by Paul Teixeira, who represents the Nipomo area and will not run for re-election. Teixeira and Arroyo Grande attorney Mike Zimmerman are in the November runoff for the county Board of Supervisors seat representing much of South County.

According to the county Clerk-Recorder’s website, small-business owner Tiffany Alcantara has been qualified to run for the Nipomo seat. Two seats are open in the Arroyo Grande trustee area; school board President Colleen Martin, retired teacher Mark Millis and real estate agent Cathy Springford have all qualified to run.

In the Oceano trustee area, Oceano Community Services District director Vern Dahl and Adelina “Nina” Grabiel have qualified to run. One seat is up for election in that area.