Henry County Public Schools has appointed Sidney McClure as the interim school board member for the Ridgeway District seat left vacant after the death of Francis Zehr in July, according to a press release from the schools.
The school board held interviews with the four interim candidates on Aug. 23 and selected McClure for the position on the same day. McClure will have all the authority and powers of the other school board members and will serve until the person elected during the special election qualifies and will serve from Sept. 1 until Nov. 30.
McClure is a public safety trainer and a graduate of Magna Vista. The release states that he also intends to run for the seat in Nov. “It is an honor and privilege this board has entrusted me to represent the Ridgeway District. My goal is to provide this community with the best representation to ensure the students are safe and receive the highest form of education possible. This board provides the foundation for our students and I want to make sure we are giving them the best foundation possible to exceed and excel in life. I look forward to serving this great community,” McClure said.
McClure’s first official meeting is the board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1.