Hempfield Area school board will have to decide soon whether they want to hold a special meeting to choose a replacement from interested applicants to complete the term of departed director Tim Miller or choose their own candidate.
Directors have 30 days to name a successor, according to the Pennsylvania School Code.
Miller resigned Monday, citing a desire to spend more time with his family and to deal with growing demands of his employment as his reason for leaving midway through his four-year term.
Superintendent Terry Foriska said it will be up to the directors whether to name an immediate replacement or hold a special meeting after accepting applications from residents.
Some directors favor appointing lame duck Director Jeff Weber to fill Miller's slot.
Weber would have to resign his current seat, leaving the board to fill Weber's spot with an interim appointment for one or two months, said Solicitor Dennis Slyman.
Director Will Shay recommended Weber for the position. Weber asked Slyman whether he could resign his seat and accept appointment to Miller's seat so he can remain on the board, rather than leave at the end of the year.
Slyman said he could find no legal obstacles to prevent Weber from doing that. …