Brian Niceswanger announced he will resign as a member of the Canal Winchester Board of Education, effective Dec. 31. 

Niceswanger said he was resigning because his family is moving out of the district. 

“It is bittersweet for me; we’ve spent a great 20 years in Canal Winchester,” said Niceswanger, who has served on the board since 2010. “One of the things my wife and I were looking at when we chose a place to live was the schools. We’ve been lucky enough to have two of our three children spend kindergarten through (high school) graduation in the Canal Winchester school district.”

Under Ohio law, once the vacancy occurs, the board must appoint a new member at its next regular or special meeting, which would be held at least 10 days after the vacancy occurs and within 30 days of the board member’s resignation. If the board cannot or will not fill a vacancy within 30 days after a vacancy occurs, the county probate court would fill the vacancy.

The district already has posted the vacancy on its website, and board President Kevin Butler said applications will be accepted through Dec. 8.

After the application deadline, the board will meet in executive session during its Dec. 16 meeting to discuss the candidates and decide on who it will interview. Depending on the number of applicants, Butler said the board may hold a special December meeting to conduct interviews.

The appointed candidate will serve the remainder of Niceswanger’s term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2021.

Those interested in applying need to forward a statement of interest and resume to treasurer Nick Roberts at Potential applicants must be at least 18 years old, reside in the district and be a registered voter.