The Los Banos Unified School District has announced it will be accepting applications from persons residing in Trustee Area #6 who are interested in serving as a member of the board.

The selected applicant would fill the remaining term of Trustee Marg Benton, who passed away Sept. 13, and would serve until December 2024. The deadline for submitting completed applications is Oct. 21 at noon.

The district announcement came after the school board convened a special meeting on Sept. 19, during which board members agreed to fill the position by making an appointment, rather than calling for a special election.

As the district announcement states, “To be eligible, an applicant must be a registered voter, reside in Trustee Area #6 and not be a Los Banos Unified School District employee.”

Interested persons can obtain an application form from the Los Banos Unified School District Office located at 1717 So. 11th Street in Los Banos.

A map of the trustee area will be made available with the application. Trustee area maps are also on the District website at

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