David Mayer resigned from the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 school board Wednesday. He had served for 11 years.
Mayer declined to say if his decision to step off the board was a result of the board’s action Tuesday, June 21, to buy out the contract of H-F Principal Ryan Pitcock. The board conducted a special meeting to end Pitcock’s contract, which ran through June 2017.
“Out of respect of all involved, I’m not going to comment at this time,” Mayer said on Thursday.
“It was a great run,” the Flossmoor resident said of his time on the board.
He was first elected to the board in 2005 when the oldest of his three daughters was starting at H-F.
Jodi Bryant, director of public relations and human resources at H-F, said the district is notifying the Intermediate Service Center 4 of the Illinois Board of Education of the board vacancy.
Richard Lites, president of the District 233 board, said interested residents will be able to apply to fill the seat on the board. The opening will be officially posted and interested candidates will have an opportunity to send a letter of interest.
“It will give us an opportunity to see how deep the bench is,” he said. The board has the right to appoint someone to the vacancy, but Lites said opening the position to the public “serves the community better.”
Residents will vote for a board member for Mayer’s seat in the April 2017 election.