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Board Vacancy


On October 21st, Board Member Barbara Shook resigned her position as Board of Trustees member, effective October 31st, 2021.  Ms. Shook was elected to the Board in November 2013, and had retired from the Oakdale Joint Unified School District in 2012 after serving 44 years in education, from teacher, to Principal, to Coordinator of Pupil Services, to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, to Board Member.  The District appreciates her commitment to her community and our school district, and wishes her the best.


At the Board Meeting on December 13th, the Board will consider 2 options to fill the Board vacancy. The options are:

1.  Appoint a Board member that night (Provisional Appointment) from interested and qualified candidates who submit a Candidate Information Sheet to the District Office by November 30th.  Candidates must reside within district boundaries.  Candidate Information Sheets are available on the District website, under Board Vacancy. Candidate Information Sheets may be hand delivered to the OJUSD District Office, or e-mailed to:


2.  Order an election, at district expense.

Option 1:

If the Board chooses Option 1, to select from interested candidates who submit a Candidate Information Sheet to the District Office by November 30th, the Board will interview  interested and qualified candidates in public session that evening, and select the provisional appointee by a majority vote. 


Option 2:

If the Board chooses Option 2, to order an election, at district expense, the County Superintendent of Schools and Stanislaus County Elections Office will be notified.


In the event that the Board does not select Option 1 or Option 2, the Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent, Scott Kuykendall, will call for a special election at district expense.


Board Candidate Letter (ENGLISH)

Board Candidate Letter (SPANISH)

Candidate Information Sheet (ENGLISH)

Candidate Information Sheet (SPANISH)