Provisional Trustee Appointment

Notice of One (1) School Board Vacancy
Coast Unified School District

Pursuant to Education Code 5092, notice is hereby given that on January 3, 2023 the Coast Unified School District accepted the resignation of Gary Stephenson . The Board of Trustees during a regular board meeting on January 12, 2023, voted to fill this vacancy by a provisional appointment.  This appointment shall be until the next general election in November 2024, unless a petition is filed for a special election.

In order to be considered a qualified applicant, each applicant interested in applying must be 18 years old, a registered voter, reside within the district’s boundaries as a resident of California, not be legally barred from holding civil office, and cannot be employed by the district.  Each applicant shall submit an Application for Provisional Appointment and Qualification Form.  Application paperwork is available at the district office or can be downloaded from our school website at www.coastusd.org. (Tab: Board of Trustees >Provisional Trustee Appointment Application)

Applications will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Coast Unified District Office, 1350 Main Street, Cambria, CA, beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  To be considered as a candidate, the application must be received in the District Office by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023.  Applications received after 4:00 PM on January 27, 2023 will not be accepted.

All candidates who meet the requirements of “qualified” will be notified on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 regarding their brief oral statement/presentation at the regular school board meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023.  Each applicant will be given three minutes for his or her presentation at the February 9, 2023 board meeting. The Board of Trustees may ask each applicant clarifying questions regarding his or her presentation. Contact with individual board members is discouraged.

For further information, please contact Bonnie Duston, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at

805/927-6121 or bduston@coastusd.org.


Qualification Form               Application for Provisional Appointment Form