Two members of the Joliet Township High School Board, including the board’s president, recently submitted their resignations.
Former board president Jim Allison resigned on Monday and member David Skorupa resigned on Tuesday, according to a news release from the district.
District spokeswoman Kristine Schlismann said the members did not give reasons for their resignations in their formal letters.
The resignations came before the board was able to approve a plan on whether to require that students wear masks amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Frank Edmon will take over as president. He has served on the board since his appointment in 2017.
JTHS is looking to fill the two board seats. Residents interested in applying to fill the positions must be at least age 18, have lived within the district boundaries for at least one year and be a registered voter.
Candidates interested in applying for an appointment to the board should email Board Secretary Tanya Rico at email@example.com to obtain an application packet. For information, Rico can be reached at 815-727-6977.
Applications must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail no later than 3:45 p.m. Aug. 12. They can be mailed to the JTHS Administration Center at 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet, IL 60436.
Applications will be reviewed in closed session by the District 204 board to determine which candidates will be selected for an interview. A public vote to approve the appointed candidate will take place before Sept. 24.