I missed the Northwest Herald article about newly-elected McHenry County Board member Mike Skala deciding to stay on the Huntley District 158 School Board until after a suit with contractors is settled.And, it seems that former McHenry County College Board member Scott Summers thinks Skala missed a 1993 Attorney General’s opinion from Roland Burris saying that serving on both a school board and a county board at the same time is “incompatible, and one person may not serve simultaneously in both offices.”
The NWH notes that McHenry County citizens voted 9-1 against people holding more than one office at the same time.
There is also a political impact to Skala’s not resigning until February.
The current school board would not have to worry about someone running for the vacancy.
Its members could just appoint someone with whom they felt comfortable.
You can see the results here.
The five-page opinion that Summers found can be seen below. Click to enlarge any page.