Two former school employees are hoping to fill a vacancy on the South Eastern school board.
Both were interviewed by board members last week as the district seeks a replacement for Karrie Strickland.
Strickland announced last month she is moving outside the district and will have to resign from her board seat as a result.
Richard Magnifico and John Johnson are interested in filling that vacancy.
Magnifico is from New Hampshire, where he worked for the school system for 10 years. He moved to the area in May.
While in New Hampshire, Magnifico served as an assistant superintendent and primarily handled financial operations, said Rona Kaufmann, superintendent at the South Eastern School District.
He told the board he thinks it's important to listen when someone approaches the district with complaints and believes there would be fewer complaints if the public is properly informed about the policies discussed at the board meetings, including definitions and explanations by an impartial third party.
He said he also believes it's important to be completely honest with the community and added he is not afraid to admit when he's wrong.
When it comes to being in the minority on an issue, Magnifico said it's important to avoid confrontation and come prepared with homework to contribute to the conversation.
Johnson worked as a teacher for the South Eastern School District for many years in several different buildings and retired in 2005.
Johnson said he considers the district's programs "first rate."
When handling complaints and special interest requests, Johnson believes it is important to say as little as possible until all the facts are known and to bring the issue to the board to discuss as a group.
As for being in the minority on an issue, Johnson said it would be important to make his opinion known and to support the decision of the majority after vote is taken.
Kaufmann said she expects the school board to vote on the appointment at its school board meeting Thursday, Oct. 17.
Nikelle Snader contributed to this report.