Rancho Santa Fe School District announces open board seat


Karen Billing

Staff Writer

The Rancho Santa Fe School District Board of Trustees now has an open seat after Trustee Jim Cimino and his family recently moved to Dallas. The board will discuss replacing Cimino at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m.

The process is similar to how Jim Depolo originally joined the board—Depolo was appointed in 2003 when trustee Michael Kreiss resigned due to a move. Depolo was then elected onto the board in 2004 and 2008, and currently serves as the board’s vice president.

Per the California Education Code, the school district has 60 days from when the resignation is filed to order an election or make a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy. If, for any reason, registered voters in the district oppose the appointment, they have 30 days to file a petition to call for a special election.

Cimino’s official resignation date was July 29.