Northville's school board appointed parent and community leader Cynthia Jankowski to a temporary seat Tuesday night.
Jankowski replaces longtime board member Joan Wadsworth, . Jankowski beat out William Bryan for the position. She will serve an 11-month term and will need to seek re-election in November to keep the seat longer.
"Welcome Cyndy, to the board," board president Dottie Garrity said. She also had words for the other candidates.
"Please continue your venture into public service," she said.
Earlier Tuesday night, the board conducted an hour-long final interview of . Several board members prepared questions to ask the candidates and had the opportunity to ask follow-up questions, unlike the previous interviews.
Jankowski and Bryan were asked questions ranging from their views on tenure as a factor in evaluating teachers to their approach to compromise, alluding to contract negotiations last year, to how they'd handle controversial votes.
During public comment, two people spoke for Jankowski and two spoke for Bryan.
The began exactly one week ago. The board originally received , with one candidate ultimately withdrawing.
The next board meeting will be held on Feb. 14 at .