Van Buren Board of Education  Accepting Applications For New Member To School Board

The VAN BUREN BOARD OF EDUCATION is now accepting applications for the purpose of appointing a new member to the school board.  A current member has resigned, necessitating an appointment for a period to begin no later than January 21, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. 

In order to hold a seat on the board, you must be: 

  • a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, 
  • a resident of the state for at least 30 days preceding the appointment/election, 
  • a resident of the school district for at least 30 days preceding the appointment/election, 
  • registered to vote in the school district for at least 30 days preceding the appointment/election.

General expectations of a board member include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Attend monthly meetings, the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM Attend periodic special meetings, usually called for financial or time-sensitive items 
  • Willingness to serve for the good of the entire district without a personal agenda
  • Willingness to learn the business of the school with respect to finances, policies, and procedures.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should send a letter explaining the basis of interest and a resume to:           

        Mike Leifheit, Board President

        c/o Van Buren Local Schools

        217 S. Main Street, Van Buren OH 45889 

Resumes must be received in the school office by 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  Interviews will be scheduled for the week of January 11, 2021.

For further information, please contact Mike Leifheit, Board President at, any current board member, or go to for more information on being a school board member.