COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area School District is seeking another board member after the recent death of Paul Johnson.
Johnson, who represented Coatesville and Valley Township in Region I, died Dec. 20 at age 82. The board has 30 days from the time of the vacancy to vote on a candidate to fill the empty seat, according to the Pennsylvania School Code.
A former candidate spurred to run in the wake of the district's texting scandal that ousted two administrators has told the board that he is still interested. Coatesville resident Robert Beckershoff, who ran to join Johnson in Region I in November's election but came in second with 34 percent of the vote, applied for the spot.