A special election to be held March 19 was announced in January following the resignation of former school board member Angie Cornett.
Matt Shultz, who has served on the board in the past, was the only candidate to announce his intentions to run for the vacant seat.
According to Superintendent John Harper, since Shultz faced no opposition he is the presumptive winner but before he can assume his new role there are details, merely a formality, that must be dealt with.
Harper said, that even though the election never took place, the elections board still had to wait until that March 19 date to submit information to the Secretary of State’s office.
Now that the election date has passed, Harper said Shultz’s start date moves closer.
“…we will send a letter to the secretary of state’s office to get their approval for the swearing-in and I anticipate [Shultz] will be here for the next [school board] meeting,” Harper said.
The board’s next meeting is April 22 at 6 p.m.
Shultz, a Cass High graduate, was first elected to the board in 2004. According to his website, Shultz was re-elected for a four-year term that ended in December 2010.
Shultz previously taught and coached for three years at Cass High School and also served three years as the executive director of the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority, his website biography stated. Shultz is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and a master’s degree in executive leadership from Liberty University.