Call for Applicants: Join the Hillsdale Board of Education!

Public Notice: Opportunity to Serve: Vacancy for Board Member Unexpired Term


JEROMESVILLE, Ohio (2/27/24)--The Hillsdale Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term of a Board Member, which will become vacant after March 2024. 

The Hillsdale Board of Education extends its gratitude to Mr. Nicholas Atterholt for his dedicated service to the Hillsdale community. Mr. Atterholt began his ninth year of service in January 2024, holding the roles of vice-president, legislative liaison, and delegate to the Capital Conference annual business meeting. However, Mr. Atterholt will be relocating outside of the district, rendering him ineligible to continue serving as a Board Member for the Hillsdale Local School District.

The Board will begin interviews with candidates soon and must appoint a replacement within 30 days of the vacancy. The newly appointed member will serve until December 31, 2025. Should they wish to continue serving beyond this term, they must run in the 2025 general election. 

Individuals interested in joining the Hillsdale Board of Education are encouraged to submit their completed applications to Dr. Cathy Trevathan, Hillsdale Superintendent. Application forms are available at the Hillsdale Board Office and on the district’s website (follow the link or see .PDF below). Applications may be mailed to Hillsdale Local School District, 479 Township Road 1902, Jeromesville, Ohio 44840, care of Dr. Trevathan.

Per Ohio law, individuals serving on Ohio school boards must be:

  • district residents
  • registered voters, and
  • at least 18 years old

Mrs. Vella King, Hillsdale Board President, stated,

“The Board will review all applications, conduct interviews, and make a decision on the replacement in March or April 2024.” 

The Hillsdale Local School District, housed in a new PK-12 building that opened in August 2023, serves approximately 900 students from the Jeromesville, Hayesville, and Mifflin, Ohio areas.

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Application for Board Member of Education (or see .PDF below)