A member of the New Fairfield Board of Education has submitted his resignation and a search is now under way for a replacement. Doug DeRito said in his resignation letter that he is confident in the school district's new superintendent and that the board will continue to move in a positive direction. New Fairfield schools experienced several years of public criticism over transparency, among other issues. The November election saw a lot of new faces join the Board and the chair and vice chair had resigned last year over the discord. New Fairfield residents looking to fill the vacancy can send a letter of interest to the Democratic or Republican town committee by noon on the 28th. Candidates will have to attend an October 4th meeting to answer questions.