Town meeting set to fill BOE vacancy

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a special town meeting for Wednesday to vote to fill a vacancy on the Region 16 Board of Education.

The town meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Woodland Regional High School, 135 Back Rimmon Road.

During the town meeting, nominations are open for candidates to fill the seat vacated by Democrat James Huk, who resigned a couple weeks after being elected to the board on Nov. 7 due to an unexpected job opportunity. Once the nominations are closed, a vote will be held to choose the winning candidate.

The Region 16 Board of Education oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect.