The Akron school board met Saturday morning and came up with the process it will use to replace John Otterman, the school board member who resigned last week in the wake of a suspected fentanyl overdose.

Those interested must submit a letter of interest and a resume. They will also be required to answer a brief online questionnaire, board President Patrick Bravo said Saturday.

Details about where to email the resumes and letters, along with where the questionnaire will be posted online were still being hashed out Saturday evening.

Bravo expected to have answers Sunday because the process must move forward quickly. Ohio law requires a vacant seat to be filled within 30 days, he said.

The deadline for applying, Bravo said, will likely be sometime Thursday. Board members will begin reviewing information submitted Friday and anticipate candidate interviews happening Feb. 10 at board offices.

The school board will make a decision on a replacement and vote on it during its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 12, he said.

Several board members, including Bravo, have already heard from people interested in filling out Otterman’s term, which runs through 2019.

Anyone who lives within the Akron school district can apply.

Bravo cautioned there are some Akron residents who live inside the city on the north and west sides, but pay taxes to other school districts. They would not be eligible.