In spring 2023, STRS Ohio will hold an election for one contributing member seat on the State Teachers Retirement Board. Arthur Lard currently holds this seat.
Those eligible to run for the contributing member seat include members presently contributing to STRS Ohio or those who have contributions on deposit with STRS Ohio (including members who are receiving disability benefits). By law, STRS Ohio retirees employed in a position requiring them to make contributions to the system (commonly referred to as "reemployed retirees") are ineligible to serve as a member of the board.
Members interested in running for this seat can request petitions from STRS Ohio beginning on Nov. 1, 2022, by calling toll-free 888‑227‑7877. The deadline for returning petitions is Feb. 24, 2023. STRS Ohio members will receive their ballots and voting information in April; they will have through May 1 to cast their vote. The winner of the election will begin his or her four-year term on the board on Sept. 1, 2023. Board members are not compensated for board service other than reimbursement for actual, necessary expenses.