The Ottumwa Board of Education appointed Dr. Jeff Bittner to serve as a director from a field of six applicants. Interested persons answered a series of questions during Monday's board meeting. Board members then ranked the applicants. He will serve out the remaining term of Mike Burton, who resigned in June.
"I think he will provide another unique perspective to the board to improve the current state of the district," said Gary Granneman, board president.
The board will have four open seats to fill in the upcoming September election. Interested persons may file papers now to run for a board seat. Check under "Board of Education" on the website or contact Roberta Davenport for more information at 641-684-6597 x132.