STRS Ohio congratulates Arthur Lard, a high school teacher for Portsmouth City Schools, who will fill a contributing member seat on the board beginning Sept. 1. He was the only STRS Ohio contributing member to file enough completed petitions for the 2019 election by the deadline of Feb. 22, 2019. Since he is unopposed, in accordance with Ohio statute, no election needs to be held. The term for this seat expires on Aug. 31, 2023. Board members are not compensated for board service but may be reimbursed for actual necessary expenses incurred while serving on the board.