The Dover Area School District will need to replace its top two school officials after assistant superintendent Jason Conway officially submits his letter of resignation to the school board May 19.

Conway, who joined the district in April 2013, was approved at a November meeting by the school board to also serve as acting superintendent following the retirement of former superintendent Robert Krantz.

Conway confirmed he informed the school board and also school staff members of the decision, which will become official at the board meeting.

The board voted 5-4 in March not to appoint Conway to a permanent position as superintendent. Some board members said a search and interview process was necessary, and Conway could still be chosen for the post following the formal search.

A new district superintendent has not been named, and now the board will need to fill the assistant superintendent spot when Conway completes his work at the district June 30.

Board president Terry Emig said the board will focus on finding a superintendent first, before naming an assistant.

"We want to clear the hurdle of a superintendent before anything else," he said.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the District Administration Office, 101 Edgeway Road in Dover.

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