The Dover Area School Board is searching for a new member following the resignation of Phil Herman, effective March 26.

Because the deadline for filing nominating papers for the May primary has passed, the board will appoint someone to fill Herman's seat, board president Bryan Rehm said.

The appointment will only be until December because Herman's resignation comes so far in advance of the November general election.

"If you want to serve longer, you have to get yourself on the ballot," Rehm told anyone who might be interested in running.

Interested candidates can either run a write-in campaign or be nominated by either the Democrats or Republicans to have their names placed on the ballot.

The board will fill Herman's vacancy within 30 days, and board secretary Belinda Wallen will notify the county board of elections about the vacancy.

No reason was given for Herman's resignation.

Anyone interested in serving on the school board should submit a letter of interest and resume to the school board secretary at the district administration building, 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, Pa. 17315 by noon Monday, April 15.

Candidates must have lived in the school district for at least a year and should be available for public interviews at the school board meeting that evening.

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