Ridgemont Board of Education members appointed Matthew Jennings as the new member to fill a vacant seat during a special meeting Thursday evening.
District officials related that for the November election, three board seats were open, but only two candidates filed for the positions, leaving the vacant seat.
The board interviewed candidates who sent in applications for the open position this month, and Jennings was appointed to fill the vacated position, for a term expiring in December 2023, with term open for election in 2021.
The Treasurer also was directed to immediately give written notice to the appropriate board of elections that the vacancy has been filled.
The next regular meeting is 5 p.m. Feb. 27, in the conference room.