The Orange City School District Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Mrs. Deborah Kamat, who resigned effective May 3, 2021, at its regular board meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021.
The Board will begin interviewing candidates soon and will swear in a replacement at the May 24, 2021 meeting of the Board of Education. The newly appointed member will serve through December 31, 2021. If the appointed member desires to continue serving, he or she must run in the next general election (November 2021).
Mrs. Kamat has served on the Board since January 2018. She and her husband resided in Orange Village and have two children who graduated from Orange High School. She was a long time volunteer in the District before joining the Board. She resigned from the Board for personal reasons.
“While serving on the Board, Deborah played a significant part in some very key decisions for the school district, including the search for our current superintendent, the Brady Middle School renovations, and the challenges caused by the pandemic, as well as supporting programs that enabled our district to earn an ‘A’ on the last state report card,” said Dr. Rebecca Boyle, Orange Board of Education President. “We thank Deborah for her service to the Orange Schools community while serving on the Board and wish her and her family well.”
Those interested in applying for this unexpired term to serve on the Orange City School District Board of Education must submit a cover letter and completed application as an email attachment to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
For those without access to email, hard copy applications will be available at Central Office on school days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dr. Boyle said the Board will review all applications. Interviews will take place between May 16-19, 2021. According to Ohio law, people serving on Ohio school boards must be at least 18 years old, district residents and registered voters.