Troy schools looking to fill board position after resignation

Troy City Schools is seeking a new board of education member following the Monday resignation of William “Bill” Overla, a former district high school principal who said in his resignation letter that he is applying for a building administrator job with the district.

Overla was elected to the board in November. He resigned as high school principal in the summer of 2016 to take a job with the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

The board on Monday hired a new high school principal, Dave Dilbone, who is moving from Troy Junior High School. Overla is applying for the junior high school principal position. The deadline for applications for that job is Wednesday, according to the schools’ website.

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Overla said in the resignation letter, submitted Monday evening, that he had been contemplating a return to the district and the building administrator openings expedited his decision to resign and seek the position.

“Obviously, my dilemma is that I cannot apply for any position in the district while I serve proudly with all of you on the Board of Education. After much thought, I do not feel like I can let this opportunity pass without making an effort to return to a place with the Trojan Family that I love,” Overla wrote.

“It is my hope to return to serving Troy City Schools as a building administrator for the next 10 years through my retirement. So, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I type this email and officially resign from the Troy City Schools BOE.”

A new board member will be appointed before the board’s next regular meeting scheduled for July 9.

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Those interested in the appointment are asked to contact the board office at 937-332-6700. They are asked to send a letter of interest and a short narrative explaining why they would like to be a board member to Kim Heintz, Board of Education Office, 500 N. Market St., Troy.

The board will choose applicants to interview for the position. The appointment would run through the end of 2019.

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