It wasn’t a big secret that the Crystal Lake High School teachers union had no love for Superintendent Johnnie Thomas.
So, it’s not a big surprise that there has been a parting of the ways between the Superintendent and the school board, which has six of seven members who were endorsed by the teachers union.
Here is District 155’s press release on the resignation:
Community High School District 155 Superintendent Resigns
Crystal Lake – Superintendent Dr. Johnnie Thomas submitted his letter of resignation from Community High School District 155 on Tuesday, August 8 for consideration by the Board.
He has been offered a superintendent position at Rich Township High School District 227.
“We want to thank Dr. Thomas for his five years of service at District 155, and his commitment to our students and community,” said Adam Guss, Board President.
The Board will convene for a Special Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Education.
“The Board has full confidence in our administrative team, faculty, support staff, parents, students, and district partners to carry on the proud tradition of District 155 as the Board now focuses on next steps for ensuring the best leadership for the district.
“We want to reassure staff, students, parents, and the community that supports will be in place for the start of the 2017-18 school year as we begin the search for a superintendent,” said Guss.