HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Henry County School Board is beginning the appointment process for an interim member after the passing of Francis Zehr, the representative for the Ridgeway district.

According to Henry County Public Schools, the interim board member will serve from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 and will participate in all school board functions until a new board member is elected.

Officials say interim candidates will be interviewed by the school board after a letter of interest is submitted and voter registration status is confirmed in the Ridgeway district

A public hearing will be held on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. to announce the names of the potential interim board members. All names of potential members must be shared with the board before the hearing, the district says.

Anyone interested in serving as the interim school board member for the Ridgeway district is asked to submit a letter of interest to Monica Hatchett with Henry County Public Schools by Aug. 15 via email or hard copy to PO Box 8958, Collinsville, VA 24078