Palatine Dist. 15 board member resigns due to move

  • Jessica Morrison

    Jessica Morrison

Updated 4/13/2017 5:32 PM

Palatine Township District 15 Board Member Jessica Morrison resigned Thursday due to an imminent move from the district.

Morrison was first elected to the board in April 2015 and had two years left in her term.


Her resignation creates a vacancy on the board that's required by law to be filled by appointment within 45 days.

That appointee will serve until April 2019, when a new four-year term will be up for election.

The school board expects to review resumes and announce the selected applicant on or before Monday, April 24. That appointee will take the oath of office at the Wednesday, April 26 board meeting.

District 15 residents interested in being considered for the appointment should submit a resume and letter of application by email to the board secretary at by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Late applications will not be accepted.

"The District 15 Board of Education will move swiftly to fulfill our legal responsibility to appoint a qualified community member to the position created by Ms. Morrison's resignation," board President Peggy Babcock said in a written statement. "We encourage those who have an interest and commitment to quality public education in our community to submit their credentials for consideration."

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Submissions should include each applicant's length of residency in District 15, knowledge of district issues, past or present children in the district and details of the candidate's education, professional experience and community service.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have lived in the district for at least one year and be registered to vote in the district.

Registered sex offenders are ineligible for either appointment or election to any public school board in Illinois.

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