MODESTO -- Modesto City Schools trustees decided this morning to fill the seat of Cathy Flores Hallinan with a provisional appointment, avoiding an estimated $125,000 cost to hold a special election.
The vote was unanimously to appoint, which must happen within 30 days of the vacancy. Hallinan resigned Sept. 11, citing work time commitments, leaving after nine months on the board.
The appointment will take effect 30 days after the choice is made. At the next school board election in November 2013, voters will fill the seat for the two years remaining on Hallinan's term.