The Huntington Beach City School District has named Shari Kowalke, a parent at two district schools, as its new trustee.
The board chose Kowalke on Tuesday over three other finalists to replace Shirley Carey, a longtime trustee who died March 22. Kowalke will be officially sworn in Tuesday and serve as a provisional trustee until the next election in November 2012, Supt. Kathy Kessler said.
The elected trustee will then serve until 2014, completing the remainder of Carey's four-year term. Kowalke will be eligible to run in 2012, Kessler said.