Circuit Court Judge approved a Writ of Election on Friday, August 5th to hold
A special election will be held to fill the Ridgeway District vacancy created on the Henry County School Board with the recent death of Francis Zehr, who served on the board for 11 years.
The special election will be added to the November 8 ballot. Registered voters living in the Ridgeway district who are interested in running for this position are encouraged to contact Henry County Registrar Dawn Stultz-Vaughn at (276) 634-4698 or her office, located at 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville.
Candidates must be registered voters in the Ridgeway district and receive the required amount of support signatures from voters in the district.
However, serving as a school board representative is about more than just fitting the legal requirements of the role. Board members are responsible for encouraging staff, students, and families. The board also makes decisions about curriculum, facilities, finances, and safety.
Henry County Public Schools Director of Communications Monica Hatchett said, “It is our hope that the person who assumes the Ridgeway district Board member role will be passionate about doing what is best for all students.”
Until the election can be held, an interim member will be appointed to serve from September 1 to November 30.
Interested candidates, may submit a letter of interest by Monday, August 15, to Hatchett at email@example.com or P.O. Box 8958, Collinsville, VA 24078.
Candidates for the interim position will be interviewed by the school board. A public hearing will be held on Monday, August 15, at 6 p.m. Candidates must have their name read at this meeting and must be a registered voter in the Ridgeway District to be considered for the position.