Board seat to go on Nov. ballot

Rebecca Neipp

News Review Staff Writer

Board seat to go on Nov. ballotThe unexpected death of Amy Castillo-Covert, a longtime trustee on the Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Directors, leaves a vacancy that would otherwise not be filled until late 2022.

Dr. David Ostash, district superintendent, said he learned recently from SSUSD attorneys that given the short timeframe before the next election, a special item will be added to the November General Election ballot.

In addition to the two four-year seats set for re-election, a two-year term will be up for a vote to allow the public to choose Covert’s successor on the board.

The filing period for candidates opens in August. Those seeking election must determine ahead of time whether they will pursue the two-year seat or one of the four-year terms.

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Story First Published: 2020-05-22