(Posted June 20, 2019)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Madison-Plains Local Schools is accepting resumes from district residents interested in filling a vacancy on the school board.
Board member Cory Coburn submitted his resignation, effective June 16.
“With personal and professional changes requiring more of my time away from the district, it is time for me to step aside for someone else,” Coburn states in his letter, which board President Mark Mason read aloud at the board’s June 18 meeting.
Coburn served one-and-a-half years of a four-year term that expires at the end of 2021. The board will appoint someone to fill the seat through the end of this year. Anyone who wishes to then fill the remaining two years of the term must run for election in the Nov. 6 general election.
Ohio Revised Code requires school boards to fill vacancies no later than 30 days after a resignation is submitted.
To be considered for the appointment, interested individuals must submit a resume to Vicki Blosser, administrative assistant and human resources coordinator, by June 26 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The board will hold a special meeting to review the resumes at 6 p.m. June 27 in the board meeting room at the elementary building. Board members will go into executive session for this purpose, according to Superintendent Chad Eisler.
The board will hold a second special meeting at 5 p.m. July 9 to interview candidates for the opening. Interviews will take place in executive session. It is expected that after the interviews, the board will return to open session to make the appointment.
About his time on the board, Coburn states in his resignation letter, “I am proud to have played a small part in progressing the district along to better days. The joy you get from helping kids to better their self is rewarding in several elements.”
Mason commented that he appreciated Coburn’s service to the district.
More information about how to apply for the board vacancy can be found on the district’s website at www.mplsd.org or call the district office at (740) 852-0290.