The Clay Central-Everly school district is searching for a candidate to represent District 2 on their school board.
Tony Sievert, CC-E board president, will tender his resignation at Thursday's special board meeting.
Sievert has served on the board since 2009, when he was written into the school board elections. He did not submit papers to run for a position.
With the redistricting information released this summer, the board understood that Sievert would not be able to run in the next election, as he did not live in the district he represented.
Upon further investigation, CC-E Superintendent Dennis McClain realized that Sievert has lived across the street from his district since 2009, when he was elected onto the board.
"Tony has done a lot of good things for this district," McClain said. "Enough people thought he would do a good job, and he ran with it."
McClain described the situation as "frustrating," though he said, "Tony understands, and he wants to do the right thing."
The board is looking for "somebody who's interested in moving the district forward" to fill Sievert's seat on the board.
"We want someone who has a vested interest in the community and school district," McClain said. "We're moving in the right directions, and we want someone who will make good changes and keep us going that way."
The board hopes to appoint a new board member at their special meeting on Oct. 11, where they will also elect a new board president. The newly appointed position will carry through to the next election in September of 2013.