Board to appoint new member in August
July 13, 2011 3:51 PM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

ADELANTO • Less than eight months since her reelection, Elaine Gonzales abruptly resigned from her seat on the Adelanto School District Board of Trustees.

The ASD board on Tuesday night approved an appointment process for filling the vacancy and called a special Aug. 23 meeting to interview applicants and choose the new board member.

Gonzales, first appointed to the board in January 2009, declined to comment Wednesday on her reasons for stepping down.

In her resignation letter dated June 30, Gonzales offered no explanations for her leaving the board and thanked her fellow trustees, district management, school employees and community members for their work and support.

“To the trustees both past and present, it has been a pleasure serving with all of you,” wrote Gonzales, who also served the district by working at the Adelanto Community Resource Center. “I wish to thank you for allowing me to take this ride. I will miss our ‘lively’ but productive conversations, as well as our unity in common goals. Mostly, I will miss coming biweekly and the thought of knowing that I had all of your company to assist me in making very important decisions.”

She added she plans to “continue to be an advocate for this district and all its stakeholders.”

Those interested in applying for the vacant seat should send a letter of interest/intent to the district no later than 4 p.m. on Aug. 13. The letters may be emailed to or sent to the district administrative office, Attn: Superintendent’s office, 11824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA, 92301.

Applicants must live within the school district boundaries and be at least 18 years old, a nonfelon and a registered voter.

The appointed member’s term will run through November 2012.

Natasha Lindstrom may be reached at (760) 951-6232 or at

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