AKRON -- The Akron Board of Education is beginning a search for a new board member following the resignation of Ginger Baylor. Baylor has accepted a position with U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-11).
Baylor was chairwoman of the Finance and Capital Management Committee.
In stepping down, Baylor thanked her fellow board members, Superintendent David W. James and his administration, saying, "It has been my pleasure and privilege being elected to serve as an Akron School Board member. I am grateful for having the opportunity to serve with such insightful and caring board members and administrators."
On behalf of the board, President Jason Haas thanked Baylor for her service to Akron's school children.
"She brought a great passion to her position that was evident in her accessibility and dedication," Haas said.
Baylor was elected to the school board in January 2010.
"The job of our school board members is challenging; it takes a strong commitment to children and education. I appreciate Ginger Baylor's work for our students and the future of APS."
The Akron Board of Education will be accepting letters of interest and resumes through Thursday, March 14, with an announcement of the newest board member expected at the March 25 school board meeting.
Applicants may email the necessary information to either President Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Board secretary Marilyn Clackler at email@example.com.
Resumes and letters may also be dropped off or mailed to the Sylvester Small Administration Building, 70 North Broadway, Akron, Ohio 44308.
Interviews will begin Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. and continue that evening until completed.