Board Appointment Applications

Applications Now Being Accepted for Board Vacancy
Posted on 09/01/2020
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The Lakota Local Schools Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Todd Parnell, who resigned on Aug. 27, 2020. The board will interview candidates on Sept. 12 and 13. A replacement must be appointed within 30 days of the resignation. The newly appointed member will serve until Dec. 31, 2021. If the appointed member desires to continue serving, he or she must run in the Nov. 2021 general election.


“Mr. Parnell has resigned from his position due to personal reasons,” said Board President Brad Lovell. “He has explained that he is no longer able to meet the commitments required of a school board member due to business and family obligations.”


Lakota Local Schools is governed by a five-member board that hires and evaluates a superintendent of schools and a treasurer of the board. The board's duties include the following:

  • Adopting an annual budget and appropriation measures.
  • Exercising its taxing power to provide funds for the operation of the district.
  • Considering and passing upon the recommendations of the superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of schools.
  • Informing the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.

Those interested in serving on the Lakota Board of Education should complete this application no later than Sept. 10, 2020. Applicants are also encouraged to include their resumes along with the application. Applications, as well as questions regarding the application process, should be directed to Lovell at Applications may also be mailed to or brought to Lakota’s Central Office, located at 5572 Princeton Road in Liberty Township. The application is also available on the district website,

According to Ohio law, community members interested in applying for appointment to the school board must be: 

  • At least 18 years old;
  • Residents of the school district; and 
  • Registered voters.


“Our school board members will review all applications and appoint the replacement at its regular meeting on Sept. 14,” said Lovell.


Community members are encouraged to share the qualifications they wish the board to consider when filling the vacancy by completing this ThoughtExchange survey by Sept. 10.