A recent death of a well-known community member has created a vacancy on the south bend community school corporation's school board.
District two trustee John Stancati died last Thursday from an extended illness.
He was 78.
The school board is now accepting applications for the open spot which they'll have to fill within 30 days, per board policy.
Interested candidates can apply online until May 24 and an appointment will be made on June 10.
The person chosen will serve the remainder of Stancati's term which runs through the end of 2014.
To apply, click on The Big Red Bar for a link.
Qualifications for the interim seat include:
• a qualified voter within the geographic boundaries of the corporation
• twenty-one (21) years of age or older
• a resident of the corporation for at least one (1) year before the election
• a resident of the 2nd district for a period of one (1) year
Further, a member of the board may not hold another position with the school corporation.