TROY — Troy City Schools are seeking to fill the seat on their board of education following the resignation of William Overla on Monday.
According to Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman, “Due to professional obligations, Overla has tendered his letter of resignation from the Troy City Schools Board of Education effective June 11, 2018.”
Herman said Overla resigned following the regular board meeting business on Monday. Herman confirmed Overla has applied for the Troy Junior High Principal position on Tuesday morning. Former principal Dave Dilbone was hired to replace Katie Weaver as Troy High School principal.
In an email to the board and Mr. Herman, Overla said he was appreciative of the board’s commitment to Troy City Schools. He also stated how he made the difficult decision to leave Troy High School as principal to take an administration position at the Miami Valley CTC.
In the letter, Overla stated he has been considering returning to being a building administrator when several positions opened up at Troy City Schools.
“Obviously, my dilemma is that I can not apply for any position in the district while I serve proudly with all of you on the Board of Education. After much thought, I do not feel like I can let this opportunity pass without making an effort to return to a place with the Trojan Family that I love. It is my hope to return to serving Troy City Schools as a building administrator for the next 10 years through my retirement. So, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I type this email and officially resign from the Troy City Schools BOE effective June 11 at 9:25 p.m.,” he said.
Ohio Revised Code provides a board of education 30 days to fill the vacancy. The board will appoint a new member to the board prior to the July 9 regularly scheduled bard meeting.
The appointed member’s term will run from the time of appointment until the end of 2019. If the appointment member would choose to continue service on the board, he/she would have to run for election during the November election of 2019.
The Troy board of education is requesting any resident interested in being considered for appointment to the board of education, contact the board office at 332-6700. Interested parties should send a letter expressing interest and a short narrative why they would like to be a member of the board. The deadline to apply is June 22.
Please submit your letter of interest to Kim Heintz at the board of education office located at 500 N. Market St. The board will consider all letters and narratives, and choose those individuals whom they would like to interview for the position.
Overla was one of three candidates out of five who was voted to into office for the Troy City Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 7, 2017, general election ballot.