WDOR News has learned that a seat has apparently opened up on the Southern Door Board of Education. Apparently, board-member Del Schmelzer sent an e-mail to school board president Chuck Bretl indicating his decision to step down. He gave no reason for the decision. Schmelzer’s term is scheduled to end in April of 2016. A committee of the school is expected to meet to determine who should replace Schmelzer until the election in April. A list submitted by other board-members will form the basis for the selection process. The April election will determine who will hold the seat until April of 2016.