CW school board member resigns

Canal Winchester Board of Education member Brian Niceswanger announced his intention to resign from the board effective Dec. 31, 2019.

The board will begin interviewing candidates soon and must name a replacement within 30 days of the resignation date. The newly appointed member will serve until the end of Niceswanger’s original unexpired elected term of Dec. 31, 2021. If the appointed member desires to continue serving, he or she must run in the next general election.

Niceswanger has been a board member since 2010. He received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Ohio University and has worked for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in various capacities since 1999. Niceswanger has purchased a home outside of the Canal Winchester School District and will be unable to fulfill his term due to residency requirements.

According to Canal Winchester Schools Superintendent James Sotlar, the district has seen many accomplishments during Niceswanger’s tenure as a board member including the addition of college and career pathways, STEM designation, and one-toone technology at most grade levels.

“We appreciate Mr. Niceswanger’s expertise and service for the past 10 years and wish him well as he ends his time with our district,” said Sotlar. “We credit these accomplishments to the support of our board members and their trust in our mission, our administration, and our teachers.”

Those interested in serving on the Canal Winchester Board of Education should forward a statement of interest and resume to Treasurer Nick Roberts at by Dec. 8. According to Ohio law, people serving on Ohio school boards must be at least age 18, district residents, and registered voters.

The board will review all applications and decide on the replacement at its January meeting.

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