Notice of Vacancy and Provisional Appointment to the Santa Cruz County Board of Education

A vacancy has occurred on the Santa Cruz County Board of Education by reason of the resignation of Rose Filicetti, effective August 31, 2023. The resignation was filed in the office of the Santa Cruz County Superintendent on August 10, 2023. Rose Filicetti represented Trustee Area 4.

On September 21, 2023, the Board of Education provisionally appointed Edward Estrada to fill the vacant position, effective October 19, 2023. Mr. Estrada has taken the oath of office and provisionally assumed all of the duties of a member of the County Board of Education as of that effective date.

To challenge the provisional appointment, a petition calling for a special election, containing the valid signatures of at least 1.5 percent (1.5%) of registered voters in the district at the time of the last election, must be filed in the office of the County Superintendent within 30 days of the date of the provisional appointment, November 20, 2023. If no such petition is filed or the petition does not have sufficient valid signatures from registered voters, the provisional appointment of Edward Estrada shall become final.

If you have any questions, please contact the County Superintendent’s Office at (831) 466-5900.