CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County school board will meet next week to hash out a plan for selecting their next board member.
The board is replacing longtime board member Bill Raglin, who died last week. His term ends in May.
Per law, the school board has 45 days from the time Raglin's seat became vacant to appoint a new member. The law says nothing of the mechanics of that selection process -- the board said Monday they would use this special meeting to settle on the process they will use to fill the seat.
That meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12.
"This will be about process," President Pete Thaw said. "We're not going to discuss who it's going to be necessarily, just how we're going to get there."
At Monday's meeting board members floated the idea of taking applications and doing interviews, whether in open or closed session. Several board members mentioned that they've already gotten calls from people interested in the position.
Before they get to names, though, they'll take time to settle on a process. They have until early January to fill the spot.