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Board of Education Vacancy

Mike Busch NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD SEAT VACANCY FOR THE NEW ALBANY-PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Mike Busch has resigned from the New Albany-Plain Local School Board of Education effective Sunday, January 15, 2023.  The Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, students and community thank Mr. Busch for his nearly 6 years of service.  Mr. Busch has been a dedicated member of the Board of Education and will be missed.  We wish him continued happiness and success in his future endeavors.

The Appointment Process to Replace Mr. Busch on the New Albany-Plain Local Schools Board of Education

The Board is required to appoint a board member to serve the balance of Mr. Busch’s unexpired term in accordance with Ohio Revised Code.  Any appointee will be required to run for election in November 2023 to earn the right to serve the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2025, if desired.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Any person interested in applying for appointment to the New Albany-Plain Local Schools Board of Education must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen,

  • At least 18 years old,

  • A resident of the state for at least 30 days,

  • A resident of the school district for at least 30 days,

  • Registered to vote in the school district for at least 30 days.

For additional information on eligibility please visit the Ohio School Boards Association.

Any eligible person interested in applying for appointment to the New Albany-Plain Local Schools Board of Education must complete the following application and written interview process:

  1. Provide a letter outlining your qualifications and explaining why you want to serve as a New Albany-Plain Local Board of Education Member.

  2. Provide written responses to each of the following questions:

    1. Please describe your knowledge, understanding and personal beliefs regarding the “Statement of Purpose”, the “Values Statement” and the “Continuous Improvement Plan” for the New Albany-Plain Local Schools.

    2. Please describe your knowledge, understanding, and personal beliefs related to school district finances.

    3. Please describe what school district or community activities/organizations you are/have been involved with to date.

    4. Please describe what you believe differentiates you from other candidates seeking this appointment.  What do you believe makes an outstanding Board of Education member?

    5. What do you believe are the most important priorities for the District at this time?

    6. What do you believe the most important priorities are for the District 5 years from now?

    7. Please describe the most difficult challenge you have faced working cooperatively with someone who did not share your values, ideas or beliefs.  How did you handle it and what was the outcome?

  3. Please submit a current resume.

  4. Please remit all information electronically via email to:
    Rebecca Jenkins
    CFO/Treasurer & Secretary to the Board of Education for the New Albany-Plain Local Schools via jenkins.5@napls.us

The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

The Board of Education will review all submissions to select a candidate for appointment in accordance with Ohio Revised Code.  The Board of Education will review all applications submitted to determine which applicants will be selected for an in-person interview.  Should any applicant have questions related to this Board vacancy, please contact Rebecca Jenkins at 614-413-7114 or at jenkins.5@napls.us.