Veteran Lexington 3 School Board member Benjie Rikard is stepping down for unspecified health problems.
Rikard has been on the seven-member panel overseeing classrooms in the Batesburg-Leesville area for 31 years.
An election to fill the vacancy created by his resignation will occur in February at a date to be determined.
The winner of the nonpartisan race will serve through the end of 2016.
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