Member Sean Walsh resigned from his seat officially on Friday, commenting that new job responsibilities would prevent him from serving on the board, according to Butler Public Schools Business Administrator Debra Naley-Minenna.
"Sean was an extremely dedicated board member and rarely missed any scheduled meetings, which included multiple committee meetings a month," Naley-Minenna said.
Board President Matt Lee also praised Walsh.
"Sean was a really strong contributor in his time on the Butler board. He was not only dependable and dedicated to fulfilling the usual duties of a board member, but would accept additional responsibilities, such as our QSAC committee, community outreach activities and various personnel search committees with enthusiasm and professionalism. He leaves a big gap and we are all sorry to see him leave the board," he said.
Last month, Walsh was among 186 school board officials statewide who were by the state Department of Education for failing to comply with a mandatory background check by Dec. 31. The board officials on the list were then given an extension to complete the background check by Jan. 27. Walsh apparently to complete the requirement, but after the new deadline.
According to the Suburban Trends, the board is hoping to choose a new member to replace Walsh at the Feb. 23 meeting. Since the board the person who fills the seat will be able to serve through December.
Those interested in serving on the board should submit a letter of interest and resume to Naley-Minenna at 38 Bartholdi Ave. by 4 p.m. on Feb. 15.