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McHenry District 156 seeks applicants for vacant board of education seat

Tim Byers steps down after 8 years on board

Superintendent Ryan McTague address the attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new incubator program at McHenry High School West Campus on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.
Superintendent Ryan McTague address the attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new incubator program at McHenry High School West Campus on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

McHenry School District 156 has an opening on its board.

Board member Tim Byers has announced he will step down from his seat. He has been on the board for eight years. An appointed board member will serve a two-year term until someone is voted in during the April 2021 consolidated election, according to an announcement from the district.

District 156 Superintendent Ryan McTague said he was grateful for Byers’ service to the district.

“It was Tim’s oversight and vision over the past eight years that helped place the district on a solid economic pathway that ultimately secured a financially healthy and sustainable future for years to come,” McTague said in a statement.

Interested applicants should submit their name, address, resume and a statement no longer than two pages explaining why they are interested in the position.

Applications must be addressed to: District 156 Board Member Vacancy, c/o Gary Kinshofer, board president, District 156 Central Office, 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry IL, 60050.

Interested applicants may also submit application documents via
email to Denise Galasso, school board assistant, at galassodenise@dist156.org or drop them off at the central office 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1.

Candidates must be 18 or older; have lived in the district boundaries for at least one year; be able to pass a background check and not hold an incompatible elected office or job.

The high school district serves about 2,300 students at both campuses.

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