The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees held a special session this morning to appoint a new board member to fill the current Single Member District 5 vacancy.
The District 5 position was previously held by long-time board member Brad Spradlin, who resigned from his position December 11.
During the meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Rev. Ross Strader, Senior Pastor at Bethel Bible Church, to fill the vacancy until a special election is held in May 2014.
At that time, voters will elect a candidate to complete the term that will expire in May 2015.