A vacancy in the membership of the Board of Trustees of the Evergreen School District has occurred due to the election of Sylvia Arenas to San Jose City Council.
Following an extensive application and interview process of 20 community members, Balaji Venkatraman was appointed February 8, 2017, effective that date.
If a petition calling for a special election containing the signatures of at least 1.5% of the number of registered voters of the District at the time of the last regular election for governing Board members held within the Evergreen School District (November, 2016) is filed in the Office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days from the date of this provisional appointment, the District will be required to hold a special election. The cost of a special election for the District has been estimated at $250,000 and will be the financial responsibility of the District. If a petition is not filed and verified by the Office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Balaji Venkatraman to the Evergreen School District Board of Trustees shall remain an effective appointment until December, 2018.