Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 board President Gary Gordon is stepping down from the panel.
Gordon submitted a letter of resignation Monday. The resignation is effective Dec. 19.
Gordon, who was first elected to the District 103 board in 2007, said he's been thinking about resigning "for some time." He said he's making the change now because the district is in strong financial and educational shape.
"I feel the district is in great hands, and I am ready to spend my energy on other things," said Gordon, the board's president since 2012.
He said he's also found connecting with the needs of younger students and their parents more difficult because his own children are older and no longer attending District 103 schools.
Gordon has overseen some significant changes in District 103, including recently completed building expansions at Half Day and Sprague schools, a move to a later start time at Wright Junior High and the development of an initiative that gives nearly every student a district-owned iPad computer tablet.
Gordon called serving the District 103 community "a true honor."
He last was elected to the board in 2015, and his term would have expired in May 2019. The school board will appoint someone to fill the post until then. Officials hope to seat a nominee at the board's Dec. 19 meeting.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, residents of District 103 for at least one year and registered voters.
To get an application, go to tinyurl.com/d103boardmemberapplication2017, or call (847) 295-4030.
Applications must be submitted by noon Nov. 27.
For more information about the application process, email board secretary Norma Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.