If the board fails to make an appointment, trustees will likely adopt a resolution calling for a special election, Rossall said. The district has until March 10 to submit the resolution to the county to get the election on the June ballot, Rossall said. Board President Gwen Farrell wanted to appoint former Trustee Christine LeBeau to fill the vacant seat, but the suggestion died at a January board meeting for lack of a motion from a board member. LeBeau finished fourth in balloting in the November election, losing by just 65 votes. Rutkowski-Hines, who was elected to the board in 2003, resigned from the board Jan. 2, citing personal reasons. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday for residents of the Westside Union School District to apply for the seat vacated by the resignation of Trustee Deborah Rutkowski-Hines. Applications can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the superintendent’s office, 41914 50th Street West, Quartz Hill. Applicants must be over 18 and registered to vote. “We are currently advertising for community registered voters to apply for the vacancy,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. The board is scheduled to interview the candidates and make a selection on March 9. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant There will be an eight-member advisory committee made up of a representative from each of the district’s four employee groups and an appointee from each of the four trustees. “The panel is hearing the interviews at the same time and will provide comments on candidates’ strengths and weaknesses,” Rossall said. To include community input, residents can submit questions to ask the applicants. Questions should be submitted to the superintendent’s office in sealed envelopes, which will be given to trustees to help them formulate their own questions. The sealed envelopes should be addressed to: Board Questions, c/o Superintendent’s Office, 41914 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, CA 93536. The deadline to submit questions is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.