NORTHFIELD CENTER — The Nordonia Hills City Schools will be looking for a new school board member in November.

Nick Berchtold, who was last reelected to school board in November 2017, sent a letter of resignation to the school board and to Superintendent Joe Clark, dated Monday, Oct. 28. In his letter, Berchtold stated in his resignation letter that his "new business venture and the time commitment necessary to start a new business from the ground up" was a major factor in his decision to step down from the school board. His resignation was effective Oct. 28.

"It is with sincere regret that I tender my resignation from the Nordonia Hills City School District," Berchtold stated in his letter. "I am honored to have been a member of a wonderful team and feel that our District is in very good hands with the current BOE in place combined with the leadership of Joe and Karen. I also very proud to have been able to contribute to both the BOE and the District as a whole and will miss working with all of you."

Berchtold's term expires Dec. 31, 2021.

Clark said that under state law, the school board "must appoint a new member at its next special or regular meeting, but no sooner than 10 days of receipt of the letter of resignation."

Those wishing to fill the remaining term should send letters of interest and resumes by Nov. 11 by 4 p.m. to the administrative office at 9370 Olde Eight Road, Northfield Center, 44067, attention Tammy Strong, school board president. Applications will be reviewed and candidates selected for interviews the following day.

The board will have interviews Nov. 13 starting at 6 p.m., Clark said. After the interviews are done, the school board will select and appoint a new member. The new school board member is scheduled to then take the oath of office Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the beginning of a special meeting, and again take the oath "for ceremonial purposes at the 7 p.m. regular meeting that same night."

Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423,, or @AprilKHelms_RPC