The Woodmore school board is accepting letters of interest from district residents to fill a vacancy on the board created when member Chad Bringman submitted his resignation.
While Bringman is stepping down from the board, his wife, Linda, was issued a contract to be the school district’s next superintendent.
To apply for the board seat, qualified residents should send letters to the Woodmore Board of Education, P.O. Box 701, Elmore, O. 43416.
Letters will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 6.
The board is planning to appoint someone to the vacant seat by April 11.
The board on Monday also accepted the resignation of superintendent John Fernbaugh, effective Aug. 1. Linda Bringman’s three-year contract goes into effect July 1.
Fernbaugh will be retained as a consultant beginning Aug. 15. He said Chad Bringman was stepping down from the board because of time constraints with his position as director of the Ronald McDonald House.
Linda Bringman had been principal of the elementary school before being named superintendent.
Joe Wank will replace her as the elementary school principal, receiving a three-year contract that starts July 1.
The board hired Jim Kieper, who comes to the Woodmore Distict from Washington Local Schools, as high school principal. His contract goes into effect March 26 and expires June 30, 2015.
Ralph Myers is retiring as high school principal.
Board members and the administration will be addressing a major construction project after district voters March 6 approved a bond levy that will provide the local share of construction costs for a new elementary school building.
The administration met on Monday with the district’s bond counsel three days after the levy vote and with representatives of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, which is providing funds to cover about a third of the construction costs.
A meeting with the district’s architect was held Tuesday.
It took three attempts to approve a bond issue for a new building that will cost more than $22.7 million, and Fernbaugh has said the board and administration intends to provide the public the opportunity to offer input on the project.
He said panels of parents, residents, and school personnel will be formed and public forums will be held while the project is still in the planning stage.