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Deadline to apply for District 3 school board seat is Monday

So far, four local citizens have shown interest in being appointed to replace Allen Jenkins as the District 3 Grady County Board of Education member.
The Board of Education is currently accepting letters of interest from citizens interested in being considered as a potential appointee to the school board.
Letters of interest will be accepted until noon next Monday, April 7. The school system’s central office is closed this week due to spring break, but school board attorney Thomas L. Lehman is accepting applications from prospects at his office this week.
As of Friday, four candidates had put their name in the hat for possible appointment.
Former board member Laura Register, former school board candidate Marty Cannington, Richard D. Kuhne II, and Roger Lawrence have expressed interest in the position.
Lawrence, according to school officials, is an auditor with the Florida Department of Revenue and is the father of two sons, both of whom attended Grady County schools.
He resides at 1438 Lake Douglas Road in Grady County.
Vice Chairman Jeff Worsham said last week the board planned to act on an appointment at the board’s April meeting, which is next Tuesday, April 8.
Jenkins abruptly resigned March 19 and has since also resigned his position with the city of Cairo Fire Department, according to Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton.
Jenkins was appointed in 2012 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former board member Byron Puckett. In November 2012, he sought election to a four-year term and defeated challenger Marty Cannington.
Georgia law requires that all discussion and action on naming a replacement to the school board be conducted in a public meeting. In the past, the board has gone behind closed doors to discuss candidates for appointment before making a selection.

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