By Ian Hanigan
Having narrowed the field of candidates last week, the IUSD Board of Education is expected to pick its newest member during a special session at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The four finalists who will be interviewed for the post are: Betty Carroll, an attorney and member of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Board of Trustees; Ira Glasky, an attorney and member of IUSD’s finance committee; Hugh Hewitt, a law professor, broadcast journalist, lawyer and author who previously sat on the IPSF board; and Cyril Yu, a deputy district attorney who chairs the City of Irvine’s Green Ribbon Environmental Committee.
A total of 13 Irvine residents submitted applications for the seat this month after the board decided to appoint a member rather than hold a costly election. On Nov. 13, board members convened for a public paper-screening and reached consensus on the four finalists.
At stake is the seat held for nearly nine years by Dr. Gavin Huntley-Fenner, who announced his resignation in October and attended his final meeting on Nov. 12. Huntley-Fenner’s term expires in November 2014, so whoever gets the nod will presumably serve until then — or longer if that person wins …read more
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