Citing a career move that will take up a lot of his time, Jason Blake stepped down from his position as the school board president for Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155, though he will remain on the board.
“It’s really been a privilege to serve the community and serve this board for the last two years,” Blake said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “I took it very seriously, and I’m very proud of what our board has done. This has been one of the best boards that I have worked on. I’ve really enjoyed working with them and will continue to work with them.”
Blake said he is moving onto a different role at his job, which is going to take a lot of time and effort.
“It wouldn’t be fair to community, it would not be fair to this board for me to serve as president,” Blake said.
The board’s vice president, Adam Guss, was named the new school board president on Tuesday. Guss has served as board president before, Blake said, and under board policy, the vice president automatically fills a vacant president position.
“It’s not always an easy chair to to sit in,” Guss told Blake. “I certainly appreciate all the work you put in, the leadership you provided.”
During a special board election also held Tuesday night, it was unanimously decided by voice vote that Blake would assume the vacant vice president position.