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School Board searches for new member

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Community School Board is learning that finding a replacement can be a time consuming task.

Thirty-one people applied for the job.

Each one will give a presentation on why they should be appointed.

Then the board will ask some questions.

The interviews are set for Monday and Tuesday next week.

Trustees said they are looking forward to the opportunity.

"It's exciting that so many people are interested. It's not exciting from the point of view of all the work we will have to do to interview all the candidates," said SBCSC Board President Roger Parent.

"It needs to be someone that has a vested interest, who has children in the schools," said Dustin Saunders, a School Board applicant and SBCSC parent.

There are a few applicants who stand out, including Maria Hummell. She served on the board for 16 years before being voted out in 2010.

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