The Pickerington Board of Education met in closed sessions on April 26, 27 and 28 to interview the 24 applicants for the board seat recently vacated by Gail Oakes.
Originally the board received 25 applications, but one candidate withdrew.
The board interviewed all applicants because, while many of the names were familiar, they wanted to give equal consideration to those they did not know, said board member Lee Gray.
An additional closed session occurred on April 30, but any decisions from that meeting were not made public by press time.
Once the board selects a candidate, a public meeting will be held for an official vote to approve the appointment.
The following residents interviewed for the open board seat: Debra Bier, Jim Brink, Tami Boucher, Clark Carter, Dave Cash, Rosemary Crum, Robert Farmer, Scott Glackin, David Jaynes, Katherine Kelly-Long, Kevin Kenney, Cathy Kramer, Sharon Linard, Robert Lopez, Jay Meglich, Patrick Meyer, Cathy Olshefski, Richard Ricketts, David Rosen, Larry Sigman, Duane Smith, Lynn Tramontano, Bruce Vanderhoff, and Ayn Williams.