Blanchester school board has vacancy

By John Hamilton -

BLANCHESTER — A school board member has resigned that seat after winning a re-election bid.

Todd Bandow told the News Journal he is resigning from his seat on the Blanchester School Board to spend more time with his family and to take care of his mother who is currently recovering from an illness in a nursing home.

“Mr. Bandow let the school board know of his plans to resign back in mid-October and the board is appreciative of the advance notice,” said Superintendent Dean Lynch in a statement. “We wish all the best for Mr. Bandow and his family in the future.”

Bandow submitted his official resignation in an email on Friday, Dec. 6 to board member Mike Williams. The vacancy was posted to the district’s website on the same date.

Anyone interested in applying for the seat can submit a letter of interest to Treasurer Darlene Kassner before 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.

“The vacancy is for only two years (2020-2021),” said Lynch, “at which time, the remaining two years of Mr. Bandow’s term will be placed on the November (2021) ballot for the seat to be determined by voters throughout the district.”

By John Hamilton

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

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