The Columbus Board of Education voted Tuesday to interview six applicants to fill a vacant seat.
The finalists are: Jennifer Adair, Phillip Calloway, Jibril Mohamed, Tina Pierce, Brandi Slaughter and Emily White. They were chosen from a pool of 45 applicants for the seat vacated by Mary Jo Hudson following several fights with board president Gary Baker. According to a district news release, the board will conduct closed-door interviews and officially vote on the appointment on January 15. The appointee will be sworn in on January 22.