By KRISTIE LINDEN
Bill Stein will remain a Ringgold School Board member despite losing the election last month.
In a move that was met with boos from the audience, the board appointed Stein to fill an at-large seat left vacant by board member Larry Mauro’s decision to accept the Region I seat.
Mauro had won both seats, which pushed Stein out of the election. Had Mauro chosen to accept the at-large seat, the board would not have been able to appoint Stein as he does not live in Region I.
Mauro, upon announcing his decision, made a motion for the board to request and review letters of interest for the open seat.
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