York City residents interested in filling two vacant seats on the York City School District school board have until Friday, May 31, to submit their applications for the appointment.

Applicants should expect a public interview at the board's meeting on Monday, June 10. Assuming there are worthy applicants, the board will choose new members at that meeting, said board President Margie Orr.

"Whoever's selected that night will take their seat that night," Orr said.

Resumes and cover letters should be mailed or dropped off at the district's administration office, 31 N. Pershing Ave.

Two school board members - and district superintendent Deborah Wortham - abruptly resigned last week.

James Morgan announced his resignation "for personal and health reasons," then left the May 15 meeting.

Citing a lack of confidence in the board's leadership, Aaron Willford Jr. also resigned. Willford held a press conference and said he felt like he was wasting his time on the board and that the district is "going to hell."

The board has 30 days from the date of the resignations to appoint new members. Applicants must live in the city and be 21 years old or older.

As for the superintendent vacancy, Orr said the board hasn't "even gotten around yet to discuss how we're going to move forward."

She said she hopes the board will be able to name an interim superintendent at the Wednesday, June 19, meeting.


- Erin James may also be reached at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.