(KPEL) -- Voters in Vermilion Parish will soon decide who will replace retired Vermilion Parish School Board member Bill Searle.

A Nov. 6 election date was approved by a special meeting of the school board last week.

Searle served on the board for 15 years.

Qualifying for the Nov. 6 race is Aug. 15-17. The deadline to submit applications with the state Bond Commission to place propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot is July 18.

Until the election, G.L. Gardiner has been appointed as Searle's replacement.