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By Jackie Zimmerman—
Craig Darter was appointed by Childress ISD school board to fill the board seat vacated by Ken Harris in May.
The appointment was made during the Sept. 14 school board meeting.
Harris and board member Edwin Myers resigned from the board within a day of each other about five months ago. Myers seat was filled by Laurie Rabe but the board had yet to appoint someone for Harris’ open seat, according to Superintendent Carl Taylor.
“The board had to fill this seat before the October board meeting,” Taylor said. “By law we had 180 days to fill the vacated seat, and that deadline was approaching.”
Darter had held a school board seat until August, when he resigned because it was coming up for election and he did not intend to seek the position again.
Darter will fill Place 7 on the board until the seat is up for election in May 2021. Taylor said Darter has said he does not plan to run for that seat in the May election.
“This is a stop-gap measure for the board,” Taylor said.
Due to the changes in board members, the board needed to reorganize. Doug Daniel is president of the board and Darter was voted in as vice president. Carol Freeman remains board secretary.
The school board has two seats up for election on the Nov. 3 ballot. For Place 5, Scott Stark is challenging incumbent Freeman and Charles Hall and Matt Stone are vying for Place 4.