Filling Board of Education Vacancies

Filling Board of Education Vacancies
Posted on 01/23/2018
Image of OSBA LogoAs the School Board of Akron Public Schools begins its search for a new member to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of member John Otterman, we want you to have the most complete information possible regarding the board's procedures and the process that is to follow.

Mr. Otterman's resignation followed an incident January 18 in which police discovered him in a car in the midst of a drug overdose. Police reported he was under the influence of opioids.

At the January 22, 2018, meeting, the board accepted Mr. Otterman's resignation and began the process of filling that vacancy on the board so it will be at full strength with seven members.

Below is a Q&A that will help clarify the process the board must follow to fill the vacancy and the legal parameters it has followed and must always follow when considering disciplinary action(s):
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