At its meeting Tuesday, the Eureka Springs School Board chose Christopher McClung to replace former board member Charles Templeton, who was also president. Al Larson was elected as the new school board president by the board at its last meeting.
McClung served previously on the school board from 1990 -- 2002 and is an independent insurance agent. He has owned and operated the Bare & Swett Agency for 34 years.
"I was asked recently if I would consider filling this opening on the board," McClung said. "I enjoyed my time on the board before, and after some thought I felt if I could contribute with my presence, I would do it. I have no personal agenda items or axes to grind. I just want to cooperate with the rest of the board and try to make the school district the best it can possibly be."
McClung will serve in this appointed position until new board members are elected next September.