PLEASANT HILL -- The Contra Costa County Board of Education on Wednesday expects to discuss options for filling a vacancy due to the death of Board President Ellen Elster.

Staff recommends appointing a trustee who would serve in the position until the November election. Elster, who lived in Martinez and was a retired deputy superintendent for the County Office of Education, died March 12 after a long illness.

She represented Crockett, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Port Costa, Rodeo and parts of Alamo, Concord, Martinez, Pacheco, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond and Walnut Creek.

The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. More information is available by calling 925-942-3380 or by visiting www.cocoschools.org. Click on County Board, then Meetings and Agendas.



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