The Del Mar Union School District has appointed their newest member Erica Halpern to the Governing Board of Trustees. Erica had been selected to fill the vacant seat from 11 well-qualified candidates with diverse experiences. After questioning each candidate to narrow down the field, the board discussed the qualifications that are needed for a board member. Erica was approved for appointment by a unanimous vote. Erica expressed her sentiments on her new place in the school district, “It matters very much to me that our schools continue to provide the top-notch and forward-thinking educational programs that brought us here. I will do everything I can to help make sure the district stays strong, our teachers are supported, and our kids flourish.” Erica will fill the seat that had been previously left vacant in January with the resignation of former board member Doug Perkins. The term expires in November 2016.