Deadline nears to fill longtime Kettering school board member’s seat

Credit: FILE

Credit: FILE

KETTERING – Friday afternoon is the deadline for those interested in the Kettering City Schools Board of Education seat held by longtime member Julie Gilmore, whose resignation was announced last week.

Gilmore, who has served on the board for 23 years after retiring as a teacher, will step down effective Oct. 1. But applicants for the pending vacancy must apply by no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. 25, according to the school district.



Gilmore was elected to the school board in 1997, records show, after retiring from a 31-year career teaching Kettering junior high and middle school students.

She was re-elected five times, the last term being in 2017, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

Gilmore was a 2005 inductee into the district’s Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame.

The applicant chosen by the Kettering school board will fill Gilmore’s unexpired term, which ends in December 2021, the district said. The appointee would be required to run in November 2021 to earn election to the board for a four-year term, according to the district.

Letters of interest and a resume should be directed to: Kari Basson, community relations coordinator, at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd. Suite 105, Kettering, Ohio 45429 by the deadline.

Electronic letters and resumes will be accepted if emailed to

Selected applicants will be interviewed by the board the evening of Sept. 29, according to the district’s website.

The board expects to finish the selection process by Oct. 20, when an appointment is expected.

Eligibility requirements, according to the district, include being:

• A U.S. citizen;

• At least 18 years old;

• A resident of the state for at least 30 days preceding the appointment;

• A resident of the Kettering school district for at least 30 days preceding the appointment;

• A registered to vote in the school district for at least 30 days preceding the appointment.

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