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Cynthia Snider was elected to the Adams Central Board of Education during a special meeting held this week.
Snider fills the seat of former member Steve Bailey, who resigned at the beginning of the year after accepting a new job in another state. Bailey was re-elected to the board in November, meaning Snider's appointment is a full four-year term.
The board interviewed two candidates Monday, Snider and Julie Foster, after opening the position to the public in December.
Snider, an AC graduate, is the director of properties and consultant for Biggs Property Management in Decatur and a mother of three AC graduates.
Snider stated she has vested interest in the school as her father, children and siblings all attended AC, adding that she wants to be involved with making AC the school of choice and continue to uphold the values it has created.
The new board member spoke of her experience as a board member for several other organizations, stating she is not afraid to be a part of a board and knows tough decisions will need to made.
Foster, also an AC graduate, is a Family Case Manager for the Adams County Department of Child Services in Decatur and a mother of three. During her interview, Foster stated that she does not have students currently enrolled at AC but would like to be a part of decisions being made for the future of the school, as she has children and other family members that could be affected.
Once the interviews were concluded, the candidates dismissed themselves to allow the board to discuss their decision, which President Wes Kuntzman said would be difficult because both candidates were well qualified for the position.
Following a discussion, board member Dave Fox motioned to elect Snider, and the motion passed 4-1. Member Steve Sipe voted no.