The board of education voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Mark Fulks to fill the seat that was left vacant after the death of the board’s president, Nik Amstutz, last month.
According to Kim Poma, who took over as board president, Fulks was chosen for the seat because of his previous experience as a board member.
“Mark had 16 years as a school board member and was defeated in November. We felt that because we lost an experienced board member, we couldn’t pass up the experience Mark brought,” Poma said. “Although, every candidate we interviewed was very impressive. Boardman would have been well served by any of them.”
The board interviewed a total of seven candidates for the seat.
Because Poma took over as president, the seat of the vice president is now open. The board will elect a new vice president at its next meeting on July 28. Fulks will also be sworn in at this meeting.