Columbus City Schools officials are searching for a new Board of Education member.
Placeholder member Bryan Steward Wednesday announced his resignation effective November 8. Steward took over for Dominic Paretti, who was also an aide at the Statehouse. He resigned in September amid an investigation of allegations he sent sexually explicit text messages to two female Statehouse staffers. State law requires the board to appoint a replacement within 30 days of a vacancy, or a county probate court will fill the position. The district is now accepting applications for the seat. 55 people applied after Paretti resigned. A successor is expected to be chosen at the November 20 board meeting.