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Milpitas Unified School DistrictMUSD seeks applicants to fill vacancy on Board of Education

MUSD seeks applicants to fill vacancy on Board of Education

A vacancy has opened up on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education. 

Hon Lien, who had served on the school board since 2016, decisively won her campaign for Milpitas City Council in last November’s election, and had to vacate her seat. She was officially sworn in to the City Council on December 20, 2022. 

Last week, MUSD put out a notice to spread the word to anyone who might be interested in applying to serve on the board. 

The top five candidates, selected by the Board President and Vice President, will be interviewed during a Special Board Meeting which will take place on February 7. Applicants will be interviewed during the open session and have the opportunity to share their qualifications and experiences with the board. 

Once the interviews and discussion have been completed, the Board hopes to appoint an applicant for the seat on that same evening. If, for whatever reason, the Board does not select a candidate within 60 days of the vacancy, MUSD must conduct an election. 

Whoever fills the vacancy will be serving out the remainder of Lien’s term, which is up in November 2024. 

The application for the vacancy can be found here.



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Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

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