Thirteen people have applied for the Durham Public Schools Board of Education seat vacated by Sendolo Diaminah last month.
Applicants for the District 2 seat include former school board members Fredrick Davis and Regina George-Bowden.
The 13 applicants also include Florida DeVaul Dudley, Christine Folch, Ann Hartman, Jenna Hyland, DeWarren Langley, Elizabeth Lindquist, Cecilia Polanco, Nadiah Porter, Bettina Umstead, Marshall Williams and Shonda Wilson.
The deadline for applications was 5 p.m. Tuesday. The candidates’ names were submitted Wednesday to the Durham County Board of Elections to verify District 2 residency and their eligibility to vote, which are requirements to serve on the school board.
The school board will discuss the selection process at its regular 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday in the board room at the Fuller Building, 511 Cleveland St. The school board is required to take action by Oct. 24. If members can’t agree on a replacement, the county commissioners will have 60 days to fill the seat.
If commissioners are unable to agree, the clerk of court can appoint a candidate to fill the seat.
Diaminah, a community organizer, resigned to focus on social justice issues and helping to defeat presidential candidate Donald Trump. He encouraged the board to appoint a representative from the Latino community.
Diaminah had missed four of nine meetings of the full board in 2016. He attended four meetings in person and a fifth by phone.