For the second time this year the Bedford County School Board had to fill a vacancy on the board. And, for the second time in its history, it chose to interview candidates in an open meeting.
Six candidates applied to fill the District 2 school board seat vacated by David Vaden. School board members interviewed each candidate, asking each the same set of questions. Candidates waited their turn in a separate room so that none of them would have the advantage of hearing the questions in advance.