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School Board Vacancy Announcement

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The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Lee Harmon, who resigned effective November 22, 2023.

The board will begin interviewing candidates soon and must name a replacement within 30 days of the resignation. The newly appointed member will serve until December 31, 2025.

Current board president Lee Harmon, first elected in 2009, submitted his resignation from the board during their November 15, 2023 regular meeting.  He was recently elected mayor of the Village of Covington and will serve in that role beginning in January. “We are incredibly grateful to Lee Harmon for his fourteen years of service to Covington Schools and his unwavering commitment to the students, staff and community,” said Dr. Joseph Hoelzle, district superintendent.

Those interested in serving on the Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education should submit a written letter of interest to Dr. Joseph Hoelzle ( by Friday, December 1, 2023.

According to Ohio law, people serving on Ohio school boards must be at least 18 years old, district residents and registered voters.

Dr. Hoelzle said the board will interview interested applicants during a special session and decide on the replacement at its next regular meeting, Wednesday, December 15, 2023. 

Covington Exempted Village School District serves approximately 800 students in the Village of Covington and Newberry Township.