The West Aurora school board is looking for a new member following Angela Smith's resignation Monday.
According to a letter from Smith posted on the district's website, she cited increased time devoted to her job as the reason.
Smith has been on the board for seven years. When she started, she was a stay-at-home parent to her three children, then earned a master's degree in business administration and certification as a school business official. She is an assistant superintendent for business and operations with the Plainfield school district.
"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and the voters' faith in me to address their concerns and work in their -- and their children's -- best interests," she wrote.
" ... I have always said that I would continue to serve as both an administrator and a board member so long as I could give both my all. I have reached the point where I am often forced to choose between obligations at both districts. That is not fair to either district," she continued.
Applicants for the vacancy should send their resume and personal qualifications to the district by 3 p.m. March 18. Send the materials to board secretary Kimberly Salzbrunn, 80 S. River St., Aurora, 60506.
A board member must be, by date of appointment, a registered voter, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of Illinois and a resident of the school district for a at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. For more information, contact Salzbrunn at (630) 301-5033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The replacement will serve through April 2015.
The district serves all or parts of Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Aurora, North Aurora and Batavia.