Another Unit 5 School Board Member To Resign | WGLT

Another Unit 5 School Board Member To Resign

Jun 22, 2018

Another Unit 5 school board member is stepping down.

David Fortner of Carlock announced Friday he's leaving the board. He has accepted a job in the Chicago suburbs, starting July 16, and will be relocating with his family, Unit 5 spokesperson Dayna Brown said.

"It has been my pleasure to serve with you, and it is my hope that the members of the board of continue using their positions to amplify the voices of students we are dedicated to serve," Fortner said in his resignation letter. "I have absolute faith that the district, through the dedication and passion of its employees and volunteers, will continue to provide a rock-solid foundation for students to build their lives upon."

Unit 5 is now dealing with three school board vacancies. Board President Jim Hayek recently resigned as part of a State Farm relocation to Arizona.

Last week board member Joe Cleary announced he was stepping down this summer to take a new teaching job in California.

Fortner was elected to the Unit 5 school board last year. The district is now seeking candidates to replace him until the next board election in April 2019.

The deadline to apply for the position is June 28. The appointment is expected to begin July 11.

Hayek’s position will be filled at the July 11 meeting.

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