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Lucia Mar Unified School District mourns loss of trustee

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 19:26:00-04

Lucia Mar Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Vern Dahl has passed away, the district announced on Monday.

Dahl served as a trustee in the district for 10 years. He was first elected to the board in 2010.

District Superintendent Dr. Paul Fawcett called Dahl a champion of students and staff in the district.

"He truly lived by our motto, 'Our Kids First' and worked tirelessly to frame his decision-making through that lens," Fawcett said in a statement.

Dahl's colleagues say he spoke up for less fortunate students, advocated anti-bullying measures and supported the district's Independent Study Program.

The district says Lucia Mar is better after having Dahl as a board member.

The LMUSD Board of Education is set to meet Tuesday, Nov. 2. at 5:30 p.m. The open session will begin at 7 p.m.

LMUSD's policy is to fill a vacant board seat within 60 days when the vacancy occurs more than four months before a board member's term ends, a district representative told KSBY.

The board will decide whether to call an election or make a provisional appointment to fill the role during an open session at a school board meeting.