The Guthrie Board of Education filled the vacant seat due to the resignation of Colette Datin last month.
Gail Davis was sworn into the position at the regular scheduled board meeting Thursday evening. Davis will serve the sixth ward with the term expiring in 2013.
Datin resigned her post in a letter submitted on December 7th so that her daughter can begin her teaching career in the school system. Datin was the current 1st Vice President, and served on the board for 13 years.
The board had 60 days to fill the position.
Candidates for School Board Election
Last month Superintendent Terry Simpson announced the candidates who will run for the Board of Education open seats next February.
The election will be held on February 14, 2012 and if needed a run-off election on April 3, 2012.
Seat No. 1 will be a two-person race with the incumbent Mark Swartzbaugh up against Sharon Watts.
Seat No. 5 is currently held by Tom Holtz and will not be opposed.
Seat No. 7 is currently held by the incumbent Jerry Welch and will run against Lorraine Nessman and Travis Sallee.