D159 Board President Resigns
John Troy, Mokena District 159 board member since 2009 and current board president, resigned effective Monday, July 23. Troy plans to apply for the district's open business manager role and resigned to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
John Troy, President of the Mokena School District 159 Board of Education, resigned Monday, July 23. The resignation comes just two weeks after Troy voiced his interest in the district's vacant business manager position.
“I am resigning my position on the Mokena Elementary School District Board of Education effective today [July 23]. Concurrent with my resignation I am submitting my application for the school district business manager position,” Troy's letter read.
Previously Troy, who is currently attending Northern Illinois University to attain certification as a chief school business official, said that when Kirt Hendrick abruptly left the district the timing was “nearly perfect,” for him.
“This is my career choice, it's what I've gone to school for,” Troy said. “If I could serve the district in that capacity, I'd be more than happy to do that.”
Troy resignation letter adds that, while the board informed him resignation was not necessary unless he is hired for the business manager role, “I have decided that in order to avoid any appearance of impropriety I am resigning today concurrent with submitting my application.”
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