Brookfield-Lyons School District 103 school board is searching for a new board member, following the departure of David DeLeshe, who resigned Dec. 16. 

DeLeshe, 44, who has served on the school board since April 2011, was also elected earlier this year as village trustee in Stickney. He said in a telephone interview that there was “no particular reason” for the departure other than scheduling difficulties with his position on the Stickney board and his full-time job as a detective for the Lyons Police Department. 

“At times it gets busy, depending what’s going on,” he said. 

He acknowledged that the school board meetings could become heated but said that wasn’t the reason for his decision to leave. 

“There was contention here and there, and at the end of the day, what’s right for the kids should be the first priority,” he said.

He described the school board as “somewhat of a revolving door,” adding, “I had no intentions of staying there 10 or 15 years.”

Those interested in applying for the position must be 18 years old, have lived in District 103 for at least a year and be registered to vote. The deadline for applying is Jan. 10.

Letters of interest can be sent to Mrs. Sharon Anderson, President

Board of Education; Lyons Elementary School District 103; 4100 Joliet Ave.; Lyons, Ill. 60534.