COSHOCTON — Coshocton City Schools is seeking a new member of the board of education following the resignation of Stephen Clark.
The district said Clark tendered his resignation on Jan. 15 due to personal reasons, but did not elaborate.
Clark was appointed to the board in January 2014 to fill the unexpired term of Don Hutchins. He won re-election to the board in 2015 and 2019.
“Steve Clark has dedicated eight years to the Coshocton City School Board, serving on various committees and being a valuable voice for the community. I do believe Steve will help the district in other ways and we are grateful to have people like that in our community,” said Board President Phil Hunt in a press release.
Superintendent David Hire said Clark was a hardworking board member who was generous with his time and talents. This included driving a bus and filling in as a school resource officer when needed.
"The district will be forever grateful for his unselfish service and his dedication. He was a first-rate board member and an even better person,” Hire said in the release.
The replacement will fill the remainder of Clark's unexpired term, ending Dec. 31, 2023. The board has 30 days from the date of resignation to fill the vacancy.
Those interested in serving on the board should contact Administrative Assistant Lelonie Sanders for an application. Applications will also be available at coshoctoncityschools.com under board of education documents.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, district residents and registered to vote. Applications will be accepted until noon Jan. 28. The board will review applications in early February and schedule interviews with prospective candidates. The new board member will be announced at a special meeting.
The board of education will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, at the administrative center, 1207 Cambridge Road. The purpose is to accept Clark's resignation, discuss the replacement process, address tabled items from the Jan. 13 organizational meeting, discuss the OFCC project and state funding and deal with miscellaneous personnel and business items.
This article originally appeared on Coshocton Tribune: Clark resigns from Coshocton City Schools BOE